Polish mayors warn cities reaching capacity as Ukrainian arrivals rise

Sense of solidarity with refugees remains strong in Warsaw and Krakow, but cities say they are struggling to accommodate people

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The mayors of Poland’s two largest cities have said they are struggling to cope with the huge number of refugees arriving from Ukraine, as UN figures show more than 1.7 million people have crossed into Poland in the weeks since the Russia’s attack began.

Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw, said that 300,000 people had arrived in the capital and pledged to continue to support refugees. But, he said on Twitter: “Our city remains the main destination for Ukrainian refugees. [The] situation is getting more and more difficult every day.”

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