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This year the country plans to issue about 900,000 permits, he said.

Read alsoPoland’s Duda urges Ukraine leadership not to appoint to high positions officials with anti-Polish viewsLast year, Poland issued 1.3 million visas, including 650,000 with permits to work. The citizens of Ukraine who work in Poland annually send home almost EUR 5 billion in money remittances.

Poland was earlier reported to have announced that it would not accept new refugees because the number of Ukrainians living there was excessive.