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Ukrainians in Poland send PLN 20bn back home every year

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 25.01.2016 11:35
Around a million Ukrainians who live and work in Poland send some PLN 20 billion back home every year, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said.
Ukrainian flag. Photo: wikimedia commons/UP9Ukrainian flag. Photo: wikimedia commons/UP9

Speaking during the ninth Europe-Ukraine Forum in the central Polish city of Łódź, Waszczykowski said: “More than a million Ukrainians living in Poland transfer around PLN 10 billion annually to Ukraine through official banking channels alone.”

Such workers hand over the same amount again in cash while visiting their families in Ukraine, Waszczykowski added.

“This means that in the past year, according to the National Bank of Poland, as a result of working in Poland, Ukrainian citizens transferred [the equivalent of] around five billion euros. This is an important form of support for the Ukrainian economy.”

Ukraine's ambassador to Warsaw last week rejected a claim by Prime Minister Beata Szydło that there are one million Ukrainian refugees in Poland. (pk)

Source: PAP

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