Anti-Illegal Immigration Poland Takes Over 100,000 Ukrainians As Genuine Refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency said on Saturday that nearly 120,000 people have fled Ukraine for neighbouring countries in the wake of the Russian invasion.

Poland’s conservative government has taken a strong line against the attempted illegal immigration of mostly Middle Eastern men into the country via Belarus.

Despite having forcibly repelled the often violent migrants on the Belarusian frontier, Poland has said it will welcome genuine refugees from Ukraine with open arms, with the government reporting on Saturday that more than 100,000 Ukrainians had already crossed the border in the past 48 hours.

Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has issued a statement assuring Ukrainians they will be allowed to cross without the identity papers which would usually be required.

At the border crossing, a line of vehicles waiting to enter Poland stretched 9 miles into Ukraine, Polish broadcaster TVN24 reported.

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