Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland claimed that his country accepted more than 1.5 million of the Ukrainians, including dozens of thousands displaced persons from Donbas during the last years. He claimed this during the joint press conference with Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister as Ukrinform reported.
‘We accepted 1.5 million of the Ukrainians and the majority of them are people from occupied Donbas. We think that at least a few dozens of thousands are people who escaped from these territories. I emphasized at the European Council and I tell this once more that the countries of Central Europe do a lot for the migration, reduce of the tension at the East of Europe as the war between Russia and Ukraine takes place and Poland has a lot of migrant and refugees from Chechnya and we obviously reduce the tension in the migration sphere’, the Polish prime minister claimed.
Also, he noted that the attitude of Poland and Hungary does not change during the last years and the countries should independently decide to accept the refugees and migrants or not.
Moreover, Morawiecki noted that the attitude of the authorities of the countries of Western Europe become more similar to the attitude of Poland and Hungary that it is necessary to provide the aid at the place of the conflict but to not accept the refugees in Europe.
Earlier the UN reported that about 107 000 people arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean Sea or land routes in the first half of 2017. The leaders of most EU countries agreed on the acceptation of the refugees by each country according to the quotas. At the same time, some countries, particularly Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic expressed their unwillingness to open the borders for the migrants.
As we reported Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland claimed that Poland accepted at least a few dozens or even hundreds of the thousands of the refugees from Ukraine. Svitlana Krysa, the Head of the Consular Department of the Embassy of Ukraine to Poland claimed that only 625 Ukrainians appealed to the Polish authorities with the request to provide them the international protection in 2017 and the dozens of thousands of the Ukrainian refugees are out of question.