Refugees from Ukraine refuse to leave the hotel complex in the center of Poznan. On November 26, the publication Myśl Polska wrote about this.
According to the newspaper, about 250 Ukrainians were accommodated in the hotel «Icarus», which is located in the center of Poznan. In connection with the upcoming renovation of the hotel, the refugees were asked to leave. In response, Ukrainians announced a protest action and wrote an appeal to the government of the Greater Poland Voivodeship with a request not to evict them.
According to Myśl Polska, the hotel management offered the refugees to rent housing at their own expense. However, the refugees said that the prices of rented housing are too high for them.
The publication noted that the owner of the palace and park complex in the village of Bedrusko, which is located about 15 km north of Poznan, proposed to solve the problem with the accommodation of refugees. According to him, he is ready to provide about 200 beds for Ukrainians. It is noted that the complex is well connected with the center of Poznan and has the infrastructure necessary for life.
However, the refugees refused this offer, as there is a military training ground next to the palace complex. At the same time, the author of the article believes that it is simply convenient for Ukrainians to live for free and comfortably in the center of Poznan.
The article emphasizes that such a situation is not an isolated case in Poland. Since the beginning of the special operation, refugees have been granted many privileges, which led to the appearance of «demanding dissatisfied,» the newspaper writes.
Earlier, on November 21, the head of the International Policy Bureau of the Presidential Administration of the Republic, Jakub Kumoh, said that Poland expects the arrival of new refugees from Ukraine in the coming winter. This was also announced by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Pavel Jablonski. According to him, it is difficult to give specific figures now, but it is assumed that the level will not be the same as in late February—early March.
At the same time, on November 17, the newspaper Myśl Polska wrote that the attitude towards refugees from Ukraine is deteriorating in Poland. Poles are dissatisfied with the fact that Ukrainians who have arrived in the country are trying to impose their ideas about life. At the same time, their desires are becoming more sophisticated, the publication notes. As an example, the author cites the disruption of the festival of Russian cinema «Sputnik over Poland».
In addition, on October 25, it became known that Poland is going to tighten the law on the stay of refugees from Ukraine on its territory, forcing them to cover part of their expenses on their own. According to the publication, special PESEL identification numbers assigned to refugees will have limited access to social benefits.
At the same time, the newspaper Rzeczpospolita wrote that Poland was no longer able to support refugees from Ukraine. The country has already spent 5.5 billion zlotys (more than 68.3 billion rubles) on aid.