Greece to take some Ukrainian refugees from Poland

Greece to take some Ukrainian refugees from Poland

The Government of the Hellenic Republic has endorsed a decision to send buses or planes to Poland to voluntarily accept and resettle some Ukrainian refugees.

The relevant statement was made by Greek Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to Еkathimerini.

According to Mitarakis, this decision was taken after an appeal by the Polish government, as more than 1.2 million Ukrainians had already sought refuge in Poland.

Mitarakis noted that Greece could accept about 30,000 Ukrainian refugees. If there are more refugees, Greece could apply for emergency EU funding to cover the costs.

Currently, more than 7,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Greece. According to Mitarakis, they are almost immediately granted a 12-month residency permit. The majority are staying with fellow Ukrainians who already lived in Greece.


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