Refugees from Ukraine numbering from 1.1 to 1.2 million plan to stay in Poland for a long time. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration, Commissioner of the Government of the Republic for Refugees Pavel Shefernaker, RIA Novosti reports.
“Today, 1 million 439 people have registered in the PESEL registry (identification number – approx. “Lenta.ru”). (…) We now estimate that about 1.1-1.2 million people are a group that wants to stay in Poland for a long time,” he said. Schaefernaker specified that over 90 percent of those wishing to be in the state are women with children. In addition, according to him, there is not a single country in the European Union in which so many people would plan to stay for a long time.
Earlier, Deputy Minister Pavlo Shefernaker said that Ukrainian refugees would be deprived of free housing in Poland in 2023. Warsaw will freeze the payment of material assistance to citizens of Ukraine returning to their homeland. At the moment, refugees receive 500 zlotys (more than $100) for each minor family member.