Since the start of the large-scale Russian invasion, more than 2.8 million Ukrainians have left for Poland. In particular, more than 300,000 people currently live in Krakow alone.
Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova said this following a follow-up visit to Poland, where she attended the Center’s Assistance Center for Ukrainians Galeria Krakowska with the Consul General from Ukraine to Krakow Viacheslav Voynarovsky, reports Ukrinform.
“Since the beginning of Russia’s large-scale aggression, more than 2.8 million Ukrainians have left for Poland and found temporary shelter there. In particular, more than 300,000 Ukrainian citizens, who left the country because of the war, are living temporarily in Krakow”. Denisova said.
According to her, at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Galeria Krakowska center provided daily support to 40,000 Ukrainian citizens, and more than 500 volunteers in Krakow continue to provide daily assistance to Ukrainians.
“I am grateful to the Government of the Republic of Poland, citizens of Poland and volunteers for helping our citizens during their stay in Poland. I would like to express special gratitude to the Consul General of Ukraine in Krakow and the staff of the Consulate general, who provide a full range of consular services on a daily basis, necessary for our citizens who have left the country because of the war. Glory to Ukraine! The mediator wrote.
On February 24, Russia launched a new phase of its eight-year war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. Russian troops are shelling and destroying key infrastructure, carrying out massive shelling of residential areas of Ukrainian towns and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.