Poland Is Preparing To Accept Upwards Of 1 Million Ukrainian Refugees In The Midst Of Russia's Attacks

By Gina Florio··  2 min read
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The world is watching the horrors unfold in Ukraine as we try to gather as much truthful information as we can about the Russia-Ukraine conflict. There are a few bordering countries that are preparing to receive Ukrainian refugees as they flee their home country.

Ukraine borders a few countries including Belarus, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Moldova. Most of these are preparing to accept millions of Ukrainian refugees in the midst of Russia's attacks, especially Poland.

Poland Is Setting Up Spaces and Hospitals To Receive Ukrainian Refugees

Lviv is one of the cities that Russia has attacked, and it's only 85 kilometers away from the Polish border. There are already 1.5 million Ukrainians who live in Poland. As a result, Polish officials are preparing the country to receive up to 1 million Ukrainian refugees if needed. Romania is also anticipating receiving upwards of hundreds of thousands of refugees.

“We have to be ready, the next 24 hours will be key,” Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Paweł Szefernaker said yesterday.

They're setting up eight reception centers near the Polish-Ukrainian border, which stretches over 530 kilometers, as well as hospitals and facilities where refugees can rest and get food and water.

Poland's health minister Adam Niedzielski is preparing shuttles to transfer injured people to 120 different hospitals. “We think that at this moment it would be possible to accept several thousand patients – wounded in military actions,” he said.

The Pentagon said last week that they deployed 3,000 U.S. troops to Poland to prepare for the influx of refugees that will be coming across the border over the next few weeks. “If there is a war in Ukraine, we have to be prepared for an influx of real refugees, people fleeing from the inferno, from death, from the atrocities of war,” Poland’s deputy interior minister, Maciej Wasik, recently said.

Officials say that Poland hasn't been receiving an influx of Ukrainian refugees yet, but they are expecting people to start coming in the next week.

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