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62% of Poles in favour of admitting Ukraine war refugees: survey

28.11.2023 01:00
Sixty-two percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a new survey, an increase of five percentage points from a month earlier.
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Meanwhile, 74 percent of respondents believe that Russia's invasion of Ukraine poses a direct threat to Poland’s security, up from 67 percent a month earlier, the study by pollster CBOS found.

The survey was carried out from November 3 to 16 on a sample of 1,072 respondents, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

The study also found that 33 percent of Poles were providing support to Ukraine and its people amid the Russian invasion, which is now in its 22nd month.

In the previous survey a month earlier, the proportion was 32 percent, the PAP news agency reported.

More than 17.3 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, nearly 15.6 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24, 2022, the agency also said.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, starting the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II.

Monday is day 642 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Source: PAP