16 Dec 2022 09:44

Up to 150,000 Ukrainians arrive in UK since Feb 24

MOSCOW. Dec 16 (Interfax) - As many as 140,000-150,000 Ukrainians have arrived in the United Kingdom since February 24, Ukrainian Ambassador to the UK Vadim Pristaiko said.

"About 200,000 visas have been issued. Some 140,000-150,000 Ukrainians have reached the British shores. This figure fluctuates: someone had to go back to Ukraine, someone settled for a longer period, the children went to school. All Ukrainians who arrived received financial assistance, they are connected to free programs, to the healthcare system. I am sure that Ukrainians feel protected. There are many employment opportunities," Ukrainian media quoted Pristaiko as saying during a briefing at the Ukraine Media Center on Thursday.

"Half of all adult Ukrainians who have moved already have a job in one form or another," he said.