Ukraine's Internal Refugees On The Brink
What You Need To Know:
The war in Donbas has created more than 2 million refugees, with 1,400,000 going to Ukraine and 860,000 either moving to Russian-occupied Crimea or to Russia itself;
According to Geoff Wordley, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the conflict in and around Donbas is unique in comparison to others he has experienced as it is politically motivated;
“Displaced people should be able to vote in areas where they were displaced from because otherwise their ability to return to those areas would diminish;”
“A Ukrainian citizen who is entitled to a pension is entitled to a pension, whether they are living in Donbas or in Poland.”
Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk spoke with Geoff Wordley, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Dnipropetrovsk chief, in June 2016 in Kyiv.