Iryna Vereshchuk: We should unify approaches to supporting Ukrainians abroad

Опубліковано 7 February 2023 року, о 20:09

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk took part in the Warsaw Conference online. This is one of the permanent international platforms organized by the Government of Poland. The conference gathers representatives of governments, EU institutions and the G7 to discuss urgent issues of support for Ukraine.

This time, the agenda was devoted to humanitarian response and energy.

“While last year the Ukrainian government focused more on internal displaced persons, this year we will also actively address the problems of Ukrainians abroad,” said Iryna Vereshchuk in her speech.

She sincerely thanked the governments of partner countries for sheltering millions of Ukrainians during the war.

At the same time, the support of Ukrainian citizens in the host countries should not weaken now, as the war is not over yet, the official emphasized.

Among the tools and methods that will help solve the current problems of our fellow citizens abroad, Iryna Vereshchuk mentioned the following:

– First, unification of approaches to providing support to Ukrainians in host countries; for this purpose, multilateral intergovernmental coordination should be established;

– second, mobilization of additional resources of international humanitarian operators for such assistance.

The Vice Prime Minister called on foreign governments to pay attention to the problem of medical care for Ukrainian refugees.

“There are many challenges. But if we all coordinate, we will succeed,” she said, addressing the representatives of the governments of the partner countries.

“For its part, as the Victory approaches, the Ukrainian Government will create new proper conditions for the return of all Ukrainians to their homeland. But we need to start now. And we are doing it,” the Vice Prime Minister said.

We are reminding that there is no new wave of refugees from Ukraine in Europe – Iryna Vereshchuk explained how the Government is monitoring the situation.