| 28 February 2024, Wednesday |

Slovak government to give money to those sheltering refugees from Ukraine

Slovakia will provide financial assistance to persons who shelter Ukrainian migrants in order to help accommodate the thousands fleeing Russia’s invasion of their nation, according to Finance Minister Igor Matovic.

Despite sharing only a short border with Ukraine, the European Union member has welcomed almost 10,000 Ukrainians in the last 24 hours, the majority of them are women and children.

That is a small part of the 100,000 migrants who have arrived in neighboring Poland in the last two days. Poland is home to the region’s largest Ukrainian population.

According to Matovic, Slovak homes and organizations will receive 200 euros ($225) per month for an adult and 100 euros per month for a kid they shelter.

The coalition government has agreed to the idea in general, and the government is expected to release a decree on the subject on Monday, he added.

The government has also promised to host a NATO battlegroup to strengthen the alliance’s eastern flank, as well as delivering artillery ammunition and gasoline to Ukraine’s soldiers.

  • Reuters