EU working to establish humanitarian aid centres in Poland

Ursula van der Leyen said on Friday that the EU was sparing no efforts to offer assistance to war-torn Ukraine. Yves Herman/PAP/EPA

The EU, as a neighbour of Ukraine, was working swiftly to establish humanitarian aid centres in Poland, the European Commission president has said.

Ursula van der Leyen said on Friday that the EU was sparing no efforts to offer assistance to war-torn Ukraine.

She added that the EU would provide EUR 500 million towards refugee assistance and that it was working quickly to establish humanitarian aid centres in Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

Furthermore, the EU was doing everything possible with international and non-governmental organisations to create humanitarian corridors extending into the territory of Ukraine, she noted.

Russia, on Thursday, launched an attack on cities and military installations across Ukraine, forcing thousands of civilians to flee the country.