Polish, French and German interior ministers form staff to help refugees

Kaminski (L) said at a joint conference with his French and German counterparts, Gerald Darmanin (R) and Nancy Feaser, respectively, that the European Union had opened its borders to all war refugees from Ukraine and "the entire Schengen Area, all countries are opening their borders to those people in need of help, to those fleeing bombs and Russian missiles, to the victims of the brutal aggression of the (Russian President Vladimir – PAP) Putin's regime." Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

The Polish interior minister along with his counterparts from France and Germany have established an informal team that will provide assistance to refugees from war-torn Ukraine.

Kaminski said at a joint conference with his French and German counterparts, Gerald Darmanin and Nancy Feaser, respectively, that the European Union had opened its borders to all war refugees from Ukraine and "the entire Schengen Area, all countries are opening their borders to those people in need of help, to those fleeing bombs and Russian missiles, to the victims of the brutal aggression of the (Russian President Vladimir – PAP) Putin's regime."

"The interior ministries of Poland, Germany and France have already established an informal team, in which the interior ministers of other European Union countries will be included, in order to deal with this enormous European dilemma, which is the wave of war refugees in Europe," added Kaminski.

All three ministers met in the southern Polish city of Rzeszow and, afterwards, paid a visit to the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Korczowa.

"We are taking steps right now, so that war refugees from Ukraine can move freely in Europe and in a manner which is dignified, quick and least burdensome," noted the Polish minister.

Thursday marks day fifteen of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24.