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August 13, 2022

European Commissioner Ylva Johansson visits the mobile humanitarian aid camp in the Siret Border Crossing Point: Thank you, Romania! Weather is cold, but welcome is warm

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson thanked the Romanian authorities and the citizens for the way they came to the aid of the Ukrainian refugees.

My most important message is: thank you, Romania. (…) The weather is very cold, but the welcome is warm. In these very difficult times, when we see war again in Europe, when we see Putin’s aggression on a neighbour, sovereign country, to see how the citizens of Suceava County, Romanians from all over the country, the civil society, the authorities warmly welcome the refugees is emotional. By showing solidarity, we are showing that we rely on values other than Putin’s, and we are putting those values into practice. In the past few days, we have seen unity, a firm action (…) on the part of the European Union, as we have never seen before, because it is necessary,” said Ylva Johansson on Monday, at the end of a visit to the refugee camp in Siret.

She said she was impressed with the way the Romanian authorities and citizens acted, but stressed the need for the European Union’s involvement in providing financial, material and human resources support.

Ylva Johansson also announced that a solidarity platform would be set up at the level of the European Commission to help the Ukrainian people and to support the humanitarian actions in the neighbouring countries, Agerpres informs.

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson visited the mobile humanitarian aid camp in the Siret Border Crossing Point area on Monday morning.

In Bucharest, the European Commissioner will also pay a visit to the Operational Response Centre of the General Inspectorate of Border Police, followed by a press conference.

During her visit, Commissioner Ylva Johansson will meet with President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and Interior Minister Lucian Bode and attend a roundtable discussion with civil society representatives.


Photo: Facebook/Comisia Europeana in Romania

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