Ukrainians Seeking Refuge Pose ‘Big Challenge’ To Germany

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Ukrainians Seeking Refuge Pose ‘Big Challenge’ To Germany

Germany is facing a “big, big challenge” due to the number of Ukrainians seeking refuge in the country, says Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

However, in talks with the leaders of Germany’s 16 federal states, Chancellor Scholz said that in many ways it helps that Ukrainians don’t require visas to enter Germany, and that they have access to healthcare and education – including language and integration courses.

Earlier, Germany’s interior ministry said 187,428 refugees from Ukraine had arrived in the country as of Thursday, according to police.

Trains arriving from the east at Berlin’s central railway station carry thousands of Ukrainians every day – men, women and children fleeing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

Despite the numbers of people fleeing war, many are finding families waiting to offer them shelter.