Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said on Sunday that the country was preparing for “various scenarios” for a possible influx of refugees if Russia were to attack Ukraine.
Washington has declared that Russia, which has more more than 100,000 troops massed near Ukraine, could invade at any time. Moscow, on on the other hand, denies having such plans.
“Connected with the situation in Ukraine, we are preparing for various scenarios. One of these are regional preparations linked to a possible influx of refugees from Ukraine,” said Kaminski in a tweet posted on Sunday.
The mayor of the city in eastern Poland of Ciechano said on Saturday that he was requested by son regional government prepare the accommodation for possible refugees.
“We were asked to indicate list of accommodation facilities for refugees, the number of people it would be possible to fit, the costs involved and the time for adaptation of buildings with A recommendation of up at 48 hours“, tweeted Krzysztof Kosinski.
Poland is home between 1 and 2 millions many Ukrainians of who came to the country to work.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior declined to supply more preparation details place, referring to Kaminski’s tweet. Ciechnow town hall did not respond to Reuters request for comment.
At the end of January, Polish Deputy Interior Minister Maciej Wasik said that Poland was preparing for up to 1 million Ukrainian migrants.