European solidarity with refugees and those fleeing war in Ukraine

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Series Details COM (2022) 107
Publication Date 08/03/2022
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Communication published by the European Commission on 8 March 2022, providing an overview of the support provided by the European Union (EU) to those fleeing Ukraine as a result of Russia's military invasion.

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Russia's decision to invade Ukraine in February 2022 was met with shock and condemnation by most international stakeholders. Indiscriminate attacks on civilians led to massive loss of life, and yet Ukrainian determination in defending their nation has been remarkable. The European Union (EU) engaged in efforts to respond to the aggression with packages of sanctions and other restrictive measures targetting Russia and its ally, the Belarusian regime.

The EU also set a number of actions to support Ukrainian people through direct humanitarian aid, emergency civil protection assistance, support at the border, as well as a clear legal status allowing those fleeing the war to receive immediate protection in the EU. Measures included:

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European Commission: Press Release, 08/03/2022: Ukraine: EU steps up solidarity with those fleeing war
European Commission: Priorities 2019-2024: EU Solidarity with Ukraine

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