Klimkin called “nonsense” statements of Poland about the influx of Ukrainian refugees
MOSCOW, January 12 — RIA Novosti. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the statements of Warsaw about the mass influx of refugees from Ukraine on the territory of Poland — “complete nonsense”. The head of the foreign Ministry said at a briefing, the TV channel Zik.
“There is a very clear figure — now in Poland there are hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians. For the last two years in Poland was officially granted asylum 88 Ukrainians. So talking about some serious quantities of Ukrainians who are massively trying to ask asylum, or even can be considered refugees, is incorrect,” said the Minister.
At the same time, Klimkin noted that the Ukrainians, who temporarily moved to Poland, “save the local economy and at the same time help to increase the competitiveness of the Polish economy”.
“I tell our Polish friends that in some cases Ukrainians are already offering a great salary,” the Minister added.
In recent months, relations between Kiev and Warsaw tensions. Thus, the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in December, said that his country took half a million Ukrainians, with at least tens of thousands of them fled from Eastern Ukraine. He believes that Poland thus “helps to relieve pressure on the Eastern flank of the European Union.” Ukrainian politicians have repeatedly criticized these claims.