Poland says Ukrainians make up half of all migrants in country

12:00, 29 November 2017
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Ukrainians account for half of all migrants in the Republic of Poland, according to Deputy Mayor of Gdansk Wieslaw Bielawski, RBC-Ukraine reports.

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"I'm excited about Ukrainians, I love them! Ukraine has absolutely fantastic prospects. Ukrainians are wonderful people. Unfortunately, there are problems at the national level based on cultural and historical grounds. Ukrainians make up half of all migrants. We are trying to integrate and engage them," he said at a briefing at the Mayors' Summit in Kyiv, according to RBC-Ukraine.

Read alsoNo free Poland without free Ukraine – deputy of SejmIn addition, according to Bielawski, the Ukrainian capital is dynamically and rapidly developing at the moment. "Over the past five years, Kyiv has changed a lot. Last time I was here was five years ago," he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski announced Poland would increase the number of working visas for Ukrainians almost one and a half times. This year the country plans to issue about 900,000 permits, he said.

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