European Commission proposes to extend protection for Ukrainians fleeing war

European Commission proposes to extend protection for Ukrainians fleeing war

On Tuesday, June 11, the European Commission proposed to extend temporary protection for people fleeing Russian aggression against Ukraine for another year, from March 5, 2025 to March 4, 2026.

That’s according to the European Commission’s press release, Ukrinform reports.

"Given continued Russian attacks on the civil and critical infrastructure across Ukraine, safe and durable conditions for the return of people to Ukraine are not currently in place. The Commission therefore considers that the reasons for temporary protection persist, and that it should be prolonged for another year as a necessary and appropriate response to the current situation," the EC wrote.

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The European Commission proposes to extend temporary protection for Ukrainians in the EU from March 5, 2025 to March 4, 2026.

"The Commission will present the proposal to the Ministers at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 13 June. It is then for the Council to formally adopt the proposal," the press release noted.

Currently, almost 4.2 million displaced persons from Ukraine, third of whom are children, benefit from temporary protection in the EU.

As reported, since the Russian invasion, the EU has been providing Ukraine with political, economic, financial, military, and humanitarian aid. The EU Temporary Protection Directive, activated in the interests of Ukrainian citizens, gives entitles them to legal stay on the territory of the EU, a basic package of social services, and employment.

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