Thousands of Ukrainian refugees have left Poland for Ukraine to spend their Easter holidays at home, a Polish deputy interior minister has said.
Many Iraqis have decided to return home as they failed to cross the Polish border so evacuation flights have started taking them from the Belarusian capital, Minsk, to Baghdad, the spokesman for Poland's special services coordinator said on Tuesday.
The Polish prime minister has said he wants as many Poles as possible driven from their homeland by war or the “terrors of fate” to return to Poland.
Nearly 50 people took advantage of the free flight home.
The European Commission announced on Monday that Poland had activated a European Union mechanism to bring home Poles from abroad, as many had been unable to return due to the coronavirus epidemic situation.