Brussels does not hurry to transfer financial support to countries hosting Ukrainian refugees. “All the time, we hear that there may be some money, but there is only talk of money, which was already planned in advance,” Paweł Jabłoński, the Undersecretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said.
As Pawel Jabłoński reminded during an interview for TVP Info on Thursday, “there have been 43 days of the war. War crimes have been committed, more than 4 million people have fled Ukraine to EU countries, of which more than 2.5 million have fled to Poland.”
“When we’re dealing with a situation like this, I don’t understand what anyone’s waiting for,” he added.
“I would like to make it clear, since the beginning of the war, Poland has not received a single euro cent from the European Commission. All the time, we hear that there may be some money, but there is only talk of money, which was already planned in advance,” Jabłoński said.
He pointed out that “at this point, unfortunately, there is no more ambitious approach, and this is a test of European solidarity.”
According to the Undersecretary of State, “we are facing a situation in which European values are defended by Ukraine (…) and every country that helps Ukraine, that takes in refugees, defends them too.”
“As the EU, we have to decide whether we defend European values or whether we continue to pursue a policy of internal division, a policy that de facto strengthens Putin.”