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Warsaw refused to celebrate New Year because of the war in Ukraine

Dec 29, 2022

The authorities of the Polish capital have decided that, given the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, New Year celebrations will be inappropriate.

This was reported by a representative of the Warsaw mayor's office Monika Beuth, Ukrinform reports with reference to Tvn24.pl.


As Beuth noted, given the energy crisis, the city has limited its spending, including to a greater extent for the organization of entertainment.

"In Ukraine, beyond our eastern border, there is a brutal, bloody, cruel war in which people and civilians are dying every day. So, this is not the moment that would be conducive to organizing such special, joyous events," the official stressed.

She also urged the people of Warsaw not to use firecrackers and fireworks on New Year's Eve, as this would arouse bad associations with the war among the Ukrainians, of whom there are about 100 thousand in Warsaw. She stressed that this especially concerns Ukrainian children.

The call of the City Hall was supported by the Warsaw City Council, which also urged the residents of the Polish capital not to use pyrotechnic devices on New Year's Eve.

It is known that now there are 950 thousand people in Poland who fled the war in Ukraine. Most Ukrainians fleeing the war are in Warsaw and Wroclaw.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 29/12/2022

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