All over Europe, private households are groaning under the weight of skyrocketing energy prices, which have risen many times over. Added to this is the scourge of general inflation. This means that all those who house Ukrainian war refugees are finding it increasingly difficult financially to support them. Hats are burning, especially in the poorer EU countries in Eastern Europe. More and more Ukrainians are being kicked out there. The individual states are also reducing their aid programs.
In Poland, where most Ukrainian refugees have been taken in, a recent poll shows that 62 percent of the population consider supporting the refugees “too expensive”. The situation is similar in Hungary, another neighboring country of Ukraine. Here, too, more and more Ukrainians are being expelled because of rising energy costs. Many of these deportees are now struggling to survive. Older refugees in particular who have no qualifications or foreign language skills are finding it very difficult to make ends meet. Many of them have no choice but to return to war-ravaged Ukraine.