Germany proposes to extend protection of Ukrainian refugees for another year
German Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser considers it appropriate to extend the temporary protection of Ukrainian refugees for another year, "as long as this terrible war continues”
Tagesschau reported the information.
The EU interior ministers are still awaiting a decision on whether to extend the temporary protection status for Ukrainians, otherwise it will expire in early March.
Faeser praised the assistance that more than a million refugees from Ukraine have received in Germany so far.
"With this great joint effort, we have saved many lives and shown great solidarity with Ukraine. And we must provide this assistance as long as this terrible war continues," the minister said.
On June 20, Human Rights Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets reported that over 8 million Ukrainians have become refugees. Of these, over 5 million have applied for temporary resident status in neighbouring Western European countries.
In August, it became known that the Czech authorities were preparing a special program for the voluntary return of refugees to Ukraine, which provides for assistance and reimbursement of part of the costs in such cases.