France Denies Residency To Non-Ukrainian Foreigners Who Fled Russian Invasion, Asks Them to Leave

Non-Ukrainians who fled in the wake of Russia’s invasion should go home rather than claim refugee status in France, the country said.

France, along with many other countries, saw the arrival of non-Ukrainians who fled the country during the Russian invasion, many of which were foreigners studying abroad in Ukraine.

However, unlike Ukrainian nationals, France has not granted their requests to stay in the country and many were only granted a residency of one month in France, compared to a six-month renewable residency permit given to Ukrainians, the European Union-funded website InfoMigrants reports.

Gérard Sadik, an asylum specialist at the NGO Cimade, spoke about the situation for the non-Ukrainian nationals saying, “For the authorities, the country of nationality of these people is not at war so they risk nothing if they are sent home.”


Complete text linked here.

Comments are closed.