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81% of Poles in favour of admitting Ukraine war refugees: survey

20.03.2023 06:15
Eighty-one percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a new survey.
Photo:PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

Meanwhile, 73 percent of respondents believe that Russia's invasion of Ukraine poses a direct threat to Poland’s security, the study by pollster CBOS found.

The survey was carried out from February 6 to 19 on a sample of 982 respondents, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

The study also found that 46 percent of Poles were providing support to Ukraine and its people amid the Russian invasion.

Around 10.5 million people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine since the start of the war in February last year, the Polish Border Guard agency reported on Monday.

Meanwhile, more than 8.6 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24, 2022, the agency also said.

The Polish presidential office said earlier this month that around 1.3 million war refugees from Ukraine were staying in Poland after many who had fled Russia's invasion moved on to other countries or decided to return to Ukraine.

A deputy prime minister said in December that Poland was home to more than 2 million Ukrainians, including those who arrived before the war.

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

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


Source: PAP, polskieradio24.pl