Germany states it has reached the limit for accepting Ukrainian refugees
Germany declared that it had exhausted all possibilities for receiving and helping Ukrainian refugees as there are currently more than 1 million of them in the country
Uwe Brandl, president of the Association of German Cities and Communities (DStGB) stated this at a press conference in Berlin, DW reports.
"We have reached the limits of our capabilities in solving various problems related to refugees," he said.
The main problem pointed out by Brandl is housing. A large number of Ukrainian refugees settled with friends, acquaintances and simply compassionate Germans.
"But this cannot be a permanent solution. Another must be found," president of the Association of German Cities and Communities said.
According to him, Germans, who gave asylum to Ukrainians, did not expect that they would live in Germany for so long, so now they do not know how to get rid of them.
Second problem is integration of Ukrainian refugees in German labor market. Many refugees, according to DW, expressed their desire to stay in Germany even after war, but in order to find work for all of them, it is necessary to teach them the language, and this is a long process.
According to the UN, the number of refugees who arrived in European countries from Ukraine from the beginning of Russian full-scale invasion has reached 7,915,287 people.