Ukrainian Ambassador to London Vadym Prystaiko called on the people of the UK to accept more refugees from his country. He announced this on March 25.
“160,000 Ukrainian women and children have reached British shores and have been accepted into your communities and schools. But some still need your help, ”he quotes website the UK government.
The statement is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the launch of the program for the acceptance of Ukrainian refugees in the UK. In honor of this event, the government of the country announced an increase in compensation to British families.
On March 7, British Home Secretary Swella Braverman announced her intention to impose a limit on the number of refugees who can enter the country during the year. According to her, the passage of such a bill will create an orderly system in which a strictly regulated number of refugees will enter the country annually and only through safe and legal routes.
Earlier, on February 25, it was reported that some Ukrainian refugees are being exploited in the UK, forcing them to work for free in exchange for housing, and British landlords, having offered Ukrainians housing under the “Houses for Ukraine” program, are driving them into credit bondage.
On February 15, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reported that since February last year, 8,071,673 people from Ukraine had arrived in Europe.
According to the UN Office, Russia received the most Ukrainians – 2,852,395. The second on the list is Poland (1,563,386), followed by Germany (1,055,323), the Czech Republic (489,865), Italy (169,837), Spain (166 832), UK (161,400), Bulgaria (152,515), France (118,994), Romania (113,086), Moldova (108,885) and Slovakia (107,199). In other countries, the number of entrants does not exceed 100,000.
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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