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European Commissioner: Refugees from Ukraine will be able to return to the EU at any time | News from Germany about Europe | DW

Refugees from Ukraine who moved to the European Union, and then decided to return to their homeland, will be able to return to the EU at any time during the war. This was stated by the European Commissioner for Internal Affairs Ylva Johansson during a visit to Kyiv on Tuesday, August 2.

“We will always be ready to accept Ukrainians in need with an open heart,” the EU Commissioner said.

Citizens of Ukraine are allowed to move freely within the territory of the European Community and work there. They also have the right to health care, housing and children to education. As clarified by the dpa agency, Ukrainians traveling to Ukraine on a permanent basis must renounce their status temporary protection. At the same time, if they return, they will be able to register at any time to renew it.

Over 6 million from Ukraine moved to other European countries

According to the United Nations Agency for refugee affairsover 6 million people from Ukraine moved to other European countries.

Ylva Johansson, in turn, said that at the railway station in Kyiv she saw a long line of Ukrainians with children and luggage returning to their homeland. The European Commissioner considers it “a big step forward” that so many people have decided to “go back home and rebuild Ukraine.”

Almost 1 million refugees registered in Germany as a result of the war in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, more than 915,000 foreigners have been registered in the Central Register of Foreigners in Germany. refugees from the war. Of these, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Germany, 890,605 are citizens of Ukraine. At the same time, the agency does not know both the actual number of refugees from Ukraine who entered Germany and number of Ukrainianslocated on the territory of Germany. Ukrainians can cross the borders of Germany with their documents. In addition, those who live with friends or relatives and do not apply for government assistance also do not appear in official statistics.

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