The number of cases of xenophobia against Ukrainians increased in Poland from 30 to 190 cases as Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova reported on Facebook.
“Moreover, I expressed concern about the increasing tendency of xenophobia, discrimination, and discord on the basis of hate on the national lies. During four years, the number of such cases increased from 30 to 190. Not all citizens of Ukraine appeal to proper establishments when their rights are violated so this number might be higher,” Denisova stated.
The last case of xenophobia against the citizen of Ukraine spotted on September 20. In the Polish city Zory, a group of five people severely beat a Ukrainian student. The case is under the personal control of the Ukrainian ombudsman.
“Considering the fact the number of the Ukrainian citizens who stay in the territory of Poland increases constantly; I will appeal with the offers to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine to extend the consular representation to strengthen the protection of our citizens,” Denisova noted.
During the meeting, the Ukrainian and Polish sides also signed the letter about the intensions on the deepening of the bilateral cooperation.
Earlier, a group of the perpetrators attacked three citizens of Ukraine and severely ill-treated one of them in Gloskow, not far from Warsaw.