Olha Stefanyshina said that for the Ukrainian authorities, the policy position is that citizens of Ukraine in the EU should have the right to temporary protection.
Ukrainian authorities do not have a direct position on Ukrainians who have fled abroad Warmust go back, so their help must cease.
This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stepanyshina. transmits “Radio Liberty”.
Asked whether Ukrainian representatives were discussing the future of Ukrainian refugees with EU partners, while Politico wrote about “some pressure” from the Ukrainian side on the issue, Stefanyshyn replied that “discussions are ongoing.”
“This is one of the things I can confirm – of course, discussions are ongoing. It is very good that they continue with Ukraine on how to consider the issue of Ukrainians in the future, how to discuss the issue of return. Ukrainians. This is a very difficult issue to discuss. And appeals cannot be waived here. Ukrainians to return “It's not Ukraine's direct position that any aid to them should be cut — absolutely not. It's an ongoing discussion,” she said.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the policy position of the Ukrainian authorities is that citizens of Ukraine living in the EU “should have the right to temporary protection”.
“That is, there must be the possibility of obtaining temporary protection under any conditions in 2025 and beyond. Even if hostilities cease, this possibility must exist. Another issue is financial payments, because this is a long time. Unfortunately, the war is ongoing, it has been going on for almost two years, and accordingly , it's a certain milestone for states. That's why we have to decide about the financial and social guarantees that citizens have in each country. But it's not a purely serious relationship, not a negative one. This conversation continues, and it's been like that since the beginning of the war,” he added.
We will remind, said adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine and former People's Deputy Serhiy Leshchenko. European countries must stop helping Ukrainian refugeesFor them to return home.