Milan Tinnirello, edited by Gauthier Delomez 09:58, February 27, 2022

While Ukraine has suffered a Russian military invasion for four days, more than 100,000 Ukrainians have already fled their country.

European countries are going to look into welcoming these refugees, and in France, in Nancy, an association is already preparing to welcome them. 


Paris, London, Rome... Demonstrations are multiplying all over the world, in support of the Ukrainian people who have been victims of a Russian invasion for four days.

Countries are showing solidarity by welcoming refugees.

More than 100,000 Ukrainians have already fled their country, and France could soon offer hospitality to some of them.

This is the case, for example, of the city of Nancy, just 16 hours by road from Ukraine.

The association La belle porte has been taking care of migrants since 2013.

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Priority for Ukrainian families

In this Nancy association, places will first be reserved for Ukrainian refugees who have fled with their families, as explained by its president Jean-Louis Pierquin.

"It is often the most difficult cases to find accommodation and reception", he underlines at the microphone of Europe 1. "We can offer a certain number of apartments that we will find on the market. We we can also support them in their administrative procedures because there will be a lot of them”, informs Jean-Louis Pierquin.

"How to find schools for the children, how to find ways of eating that allow them to live more or less correctly", advances the president of the association, who also wishes to find them "a friendly welcome because these people will find themselves isolated, and in a probably very difficult psychological situation."

European solidarity

This example of hospitality could be multiplied across Europe.

European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said the continent is ready to welcome the Ukrainians, who are "welcome".

The question of refugees must also be raised on Sunday afternoon, during an extraordinary council of European interior ministers in Brussels, convened by Gérald Darmanin.

The humanitarian support to be provided to Ukraine, the reception of refugees, the management of the EU's external borders and security, as well as measures relating to visas will be discussed in particular.