Newcomers feel blessed by kindness while Polish hosts say they enjoy the experience but could benefit from more support.
Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska is a freelance journalist focusing on the post-Soviet space.
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While there is no shortage of generosity in Ukraine’s Central European neighbour, space runs out in several cities.
For years, Uzbeks travelled to Russia in search of better lives. With the Ukraine conflict, the trend is in reverse.
Analysts say Russia’s repression of Crimean Tatars indicates likely tactics towards dissent in wider Ukraine.
As Russia pounds Ukraine, many people displaced during 2014 conflict are having to flee their homes for a second time.
About 800,000 refugees have crossed into Poland since the war in neighbouring Ukraine began.
More than 450,000 fled to Poland after it opened its borders to anyone regardless of nationality and documents held.
Ukrainian volunteers say they must return home to fend off Russia’s invasion as they regret the war’s outbreak.
Polish government says more than 115,000 Ukrainian refugees have crossed over, most from the main border crossing of Medyka.