• 24/06/2024 10:35

Half of the surveyed Ukrainian refugees from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic are ready to return home

The main condition for returning home is the safety and normal operation of critical infrastructure.

Half of the surveyed Ukrainian refugees from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic are ready to return home

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are in Germany, Poland and The Czech Republic is ready to return home. They call the main condition for return the safety and normal operation of critical infrastructure.

This is stated in the report of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), compiled based on the results of a survey conducted in April. A total of 801 respondents who left Ukraine after February 24, 2022 and lived in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic were surveyed using online interviews.

“One of the pressing questions is what proportion of Ukrainian refugees will eventually return to Ukraine It is clear that while large-scale military operations continue (with an uncertain result), any estimates are tentative and it is impossible to determine exactly how many Ukrainians will actually return,” the institute noted.

They also added that for a rough estimate of the number of people wishing to return, we started from the fact that those who both do not have and have not applied for citizenship of another country at the same time are more likely to go to Ukraine, are not completely satisfied with the living conditions in the new country, and express certain conditions for returning .

“According to this approach, exactly half of the respondents (50%) are those who are more likely to return to Ukraine. However, given the respondents’ answers to the question about interest in Ukraine, this assessment is rather an optimistic scenario in the current conditions,” KIIS added. .

As for the conditions under which Ukrainians are ready to return, most respondents spoke about the normal operation of critical infrastructure (34%) and security (34%).

Next are housing issues (26%) and completion of a full-scale invasion (26%).

Slightly fewer respondents spoke about the possibility of finding a job (16%) and conditions for children to attend school/kindergarten (13%).

  • According to statistics, 4.3 million citizens who left Ukraine have temporary protection status in the EU. The main EU countries that accepted refugees from Ukraine were Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.
  • At the end of April, Poland announced that the country had extended temporary protection for Ukrainians, but would change the terms of payments. Payments of 800+ will be available to all families in which children go to school if there is proof of stay in Poland.
  • Employed Ukrainians and those who have received a residence permit will be able to stay in Germany, Scholz said.< /li>

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