Poland will reduce financial support for the millions of Ukrainian refugees it accepts, the country’s government said, UNIAN news agency reported.
While the government in Warsaw has been one of Ukraine’s strongest supporters, helping it defend itself against Russian aggression, offering financial and military aid (including for Western supplies), relations between the two countries are deteriorating ahead of Poland’s elections, Bloomberg writes.
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Support for refugees, which includes removing residency requirements and providing work permits, free access to schools, healthcare and family benefits, will not be extended next year, a government spokesman told Polsat television.
Those rules will simply cease to apply next year, he said. Poland has so far spent $550 million on payments to Ukrainian families who fled the war. Millions of Ukrainians fled their homes due to Russian aggression, with a huge number choosing to stay in Poland.
Another country that was considered a supporter of Ukraine, Georgia, also put its ties with Kiev to the test. Georgia yesterday accused a former deputy interior minister of plotting from Ukraine to topple the government in Tbilisi. The accusations test Tbilisi’s ties with Kiev at a time when Georgia is deepening ties with Russia.
Georgia’s State Security Service said it was monitoring a group headed by Giorgi Lortkipanidze, who is said to have worked as the deputy head of Ukrainian military intelligence and was a former member of Georgia’s government, when it was made up of strongly pro-Western tuned forces.
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