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78% of Poles in favour of admitting Ukraine war refugees: survey

31.01.2023 15:00
Seventy-eight percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a new survey.
Photo:PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

Meanwhile, 79 percent of respondents believe that the Russian invasion of Ukraine poses a direct threat to Poland’s security, the study by pollster CBOS found.

The survey was carried out from January 9 to 22 on a representative random sample of 1,028 respondents, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

The study also found that 59 percent of Poles were providing support to Ukraine and its people amid the Russian invasion.

More than 9.53 million people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine since the start of the war in February last year, the Polish Border Guard agencreported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, more than 7.68 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24, 2022, the agency also said.

A deputy prime minister said last month that Poland was home to more than 2 million Ukrainians after many who had fled Russia's invasion moved on to other countries or decided to return to Ukraine.

In March last year, Poland enacted a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country, which began on February 24, 2022.

The measure grants them residence rights and ensures access to educationhealthcare and social benefits.


Source: PAP, gazetaprawna.pl