Ukraine rejects Polish premier’s “million refugees” claim

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Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo attends a session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, 19 January 2016.

Ukraine rejects Polish premier’s “million refugees” claim


Ukraine's ambassador to Poland rejected the Polish prime minister's claim that her country hosts a million Ukrainian refugees, saying they were not refugees and could at most be called "economic migrants”.

Polish leaders have argued for months that Poland can't accept many asylum-seekers from the Middle East because the country is burdened by helping Ukrainians who fled the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Poland's sharp resistance to taking in Muslim refugees has strained its ties with other Eur...


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