Poland accepts all foreigners crossing Ukraine border, says FM
All foreigners crossing the Polish-Ukrainian border are being accepted and are receiving essential aid, the Polish foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Zbigniew Rau said Poland needed support from international humanitarian organisations. Speaking after a meeting with the director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, Rau said Poland was facing the biggest refugee wave since the Second World War and was trying to meet the challenge in every way possible.
Poland had already accepted over a million refugees from Ukraine and according to Rau, up to five million were expected to flee the country.
Rau stressed that all foreigners crossing the border from Ukraine are being accepted. "We treat everyone arriving the same way and that's how it will stay," he said.
"I want to give my assurance that no Ukrainian refugee will be left alone in Poland," the foreign minister said. "Everyone is giving aid: the government, local authorities, NGOs, and above all regular people, who are organising shelter, food, and everything that refugees need every day."