EU ambassador to Moldova visits refugee centre on Ukrainian border

EU ambassador to Moldova visits refugee centre on Ukrainian border

March 10, 2022

On 9 March, EU Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova Janis Mažeiks visited a border crossing point and refugee centre in the southeastern Moldovan village of Palanca.

Ambassador Mazeiks had the opportunity to speak to refugees seeking asylum in Moldova following the Russian invasion – both at the border crossing and in the refugee camp.

Ambassador Mazeiks said he was impressed by the work of the Moldovan authorities and numerous volunteers, their support and immediate response.

The EU Ambassador also met with representatives of UNHCR-Moldova, the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), Chief of the Border Police Rosian Vasiloi and the Chief of the Palanca Refugee Camp Iurie Golban.

The UN Refugee Agency says more than two million refugees have fled Ukraine in the two weeks since the war began.

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