Refugees to be kicked out of homes en masse in EU state – media — Analysis
In the Netherlands, municipal shelters anticipate a surge of Ukrainians for the summer holidays.
According to local media, hundreds of Ukrainian refugees are being evicted by Dutch families during their summer holidays. According to ANP news agency, the families that provide shelter for them are not willing to leave their guests unattended in their home while they go on holiday.
According to the agency, municipalities in the Netherlands are preparing for an influx from Ukrainian refugees living in private residences.
“The cat goes to the guest house and the Ukrainians go to the shelter. Yes, that is the harsh reality,”The report was written by one interviewee.
Many hundreds of Ukrainian refugees were reunited with their families after millions fled Ukraine in spring when Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine began. You can now “the honeymoon period is over,”According to the report, many hosts do not want their guests any more.
“People say: I’m going on vacation and I don’t want the Ukrainians to be alone in my house. Sometimes the Ukrainians are really just dropped off at the shelter,” a spokesperson for the Brabant-Zuidoost safety region – a public body tasked with interregional coordination of emergency response in the Netherlands – was cited as saying.
According to the report, it is similar in other areas of the Netherlands. In an attempt to minimize the risk of refugees fleeing the country, municipalities have begun to provide shelter for Ukrainians.
Many European countries welcomed Ukrainian refugees, however many have reduced or cancelled their subsidies and benefits. In coastal countries such as Bulgaria, the arrival of summer led to evictions. Hotels that had been used for temporary shelters during summer were forced to close down.
Russia attacked Ukraine in late February, following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocol were created to provide special status for the Ukrainian states that had broken away from the state.
In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself neutral in order to be able to join NATO. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
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