Situation at Slovak-Ukrainian border stabilised

Situation at Slovak-Ukrainian border stabilised

The situation at the Slovak-Ukrainian border has been stabilised, Interior Minister Roman Mikulec declared after meeting with his counterparts from the Visegrad Four (V4: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) countries in Budapest on Thursday. According to the ministry, a total of 190 persons applied for asylum in Slovakia by June 28 due to the conflict in Ukraine, with 146 out of them being Ukrainian nationals. Almost 83,500 people asked Slovakia for a temporary stay, 99% out of whom are Ukrainian citizens. Mikulec called the situation at the Slovak-Ukrainian border stabilised, with the average daily number of refugees arriving to Slovakia showing a significant decrease since early March. Currently, 3,000 individuals on average - mostly women and children - arrive in Slovakia daily, although more than 250,000 persons at the moment have begun to return home, either temporarily or permanently. "To this day, Slovakia has provided Ukraine with humanitarian aid worth more than €3.5 million," said Mikulec. During the talks, Mikulec also expressed support for Croatia's, Romania's and Bulgaria's bid to join the Schengen Area.

Source: TASR

Martina Šimkovičová; Foto: TASR

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