TRIBUNNEWS.COM, LONDON – Britain will pay its citizens to open their homes to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.
This comes as the government moves to divert anger over its response to Europe’s fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War Two.
Quoted from the Al Jazeera page, Monday (14/3/2022), the country’s government explained that this new scheme was called ‘Home for Ukraine’.
This scheme would later allow refugees from the war to come to England, even if they had no family ties.
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The state will pay a compensation of 350 pounds, or about 456 US dollars (US) per month for each of its citizens who want to open their homes and offer spare rooms or property for a minimum period of 6 months to refugees from Ukraine.
Earlier on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of special military operations in Ukraine in response to a request for assistance submitted by the head of the Donbass Republic.
However, he stressed that his country has no plans to occupy Ukrainian territory.
He claimed this operation was carried out only for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.
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The Russian Ministry of Defense also conveyed the same thing that Russian troops did not target cities in Ukraine, but only paralyzed the Ukrainian military infrastructure.
Therefore, Russia insists there is no targeted threat to the civilian population.