Government spokesperson: Poland will gradually phase out financial aid to refugees from Ukraine

Poland will gradually withdraw financial aid for refugees from Ukraine in 2024, government spokesman Piotr Mueller said.

– These decisions (on providing financial aid – ed.), adopted after the start of the war, are temporary and that’s all I can say – Mueller replied when asked in the PAP Studio about the continuation of state financial support for Ukrainian refugees.

He pointed out that the phase when “Ukrainians fled their country en masse before the war is already over”, so the decision on financial support will be gradually phased out, resulting from the Law of March 12, 2022 on assistance to citizens of Ukraine in connection with armed conflicts on the territory of this country.

The government spokesman added that the period of expiration of financial support for Ukrainians will likely begin in the “first quarter” of next year.

According to various estimates, there are currently 1 to 1.5 million Ukrainian war refugees in Poland.

Should we still help refugees from Ukraine? The research results are in

60 percent of Poles surveyed are against further financial support for refugees from Ukraine living in our country – according to a survey by the Pollster Research Institute.

“Should we still help Ukrainian citizens living in Poland, for example by giving them 500 plus and other benefits?” – this question was asked to respondents on behalf of “Super Express”. The newspaper published the results on Wednesday.

“SE” notes that “after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, most of us wanted to help war refugees, but this enthusiasm is now waning.” 36% of respondents ‘absolutely do not’ want to help Ukrainians financially. asked, while “preferably not” – 24 percent.

A total of 26% have the opposite opinion. respondents, of which only 8 percent answered “definitely yes,” and 18 percent – ​​“probably yes.” The answer ‘I don’t know’ was given by 14 percent. subjects.

The survey was conducted on September 21 and 22, 2023 among a group of 1,015 adult Poles.

Source: Do Rzeczy