The influx of refugees from Ukraine created difficult economic conditions in Poland. The country no longer intends to support millions of Ukrainians at its own expense. From July 1, most of them will be deprived of their daily allowance.
This is reported by Euronews with reference to Rzeczpospolita, in which a statement was made by the Deputy Head of the Ministry of the Interior and the representative of the government for refugees Pavel Shefernaker.
According to him, Only those who need it will continue to receive benefits. We are talking about people with disabilities, as well as pregnant women and women with many children..
The Polish authorities justify their decision the desire to encourage refugees to start earning and provide for their needs on their own.
However, it is clear that there are simply not so many free jobs in Poland. That is, Ukrainian refugees are left without means of subsistence and without much chance of finding work.
It seems that in this way the actions of the Polish authorities actually encourage Ukrainians to leave the country and return to their homeland. This was confirmed to the publication by the Polish professor Piotr Dlugosh.
“This decision to some extent shows that support is coming to an end, it’s time to return to Ukraine.”
The policy of “something you stayed at our place, it’s time and honor to know” has already begun to bear fruit. According to the border guard the number of refugees leaving for Ukraine began to exceed the number of those entering the country.
Recall that since February 24, 3.57 million refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Poland. Some of them soon began to leave Polish territory and followed to other European countries. As of the end of May, about two million Ukrainians remained in Poland.
Meanwhile, in Poland itself, clearly the mood for the “return” to its composition of the western Ukrainian territories, which they call “eastern kreses”, is growing stronger.
As EADaily reported, the Polish authorities have practically ceased to hide that they decided to finally “softly” annex Western Ukraine. Citizens of the country are already being offered to buy apartments in installments in the still Ukrainian city of Lvov.