Ukraine’s neighbours bracing for millions of refugees if Russia invades

Poland, Romania and Slovakia make plans, as Poland criticised over unequal treatment of asylum seekers

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Central European countries on Ukraine’s western border are making preparations for a potential influx of millions of refugees in the event of a major Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Poland in particular is bracing for various scenarios if Moscow invades Ukraine, according to its deputy interior minister, Maciej Wąsik. “We have to be prepared for a wave of up to a million people,” he told Polish radio.

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