Since Russia started an invasion on Thursday, some 100,000 individuals have crossed into Poland, with 9,000 entering since 7 a.m. on Saturday, according to Poland’s Deputy Interior Minister Pawel Szefernaker.
“The Ukrainian side has stopped part of the automobile lanes and permitted pedestrian passage since 7 a.m.,” Szefernaker said. “On the Ukrainian side, the line should shorten.”
Since the Russian invasion, Poland, which has the region’s largest Ukrainian community of over 1 million people, has witnessed a swarm of migrants arrive at its borders.
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Many black Africans stuck in Ukraine have reportedly been refused entry into Poland. Several people have reported that Ukrainians are the only ones being accepted in many cases.
Poland’s PM has confirmed that “the Polish border is open for all Ukrainians, even those without a valid ID document.”
Poland Refuses To Play With Russia In World Cup Qualification Playoff
Because to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Polish national team will not play Russia in a critical 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff match in March. Cezary Kulesza, the head of Poland’s football organisation, revealed the news on Saturday.
“No more talks; now is the time to act! The Polish national team will not play Russia in the play-off match due to the Russian Federation’s intensification of aggression towards Ukraine “He sent out a tweet.
“We are in discussions with the (Swedish) and (Czech) federations to submit a joint statement to FIFA.”
On Thursday, March 24, Poland was slated to fly to Moscow to face Russia, while Ukraine was planned to go to Scotland on the same day. The victor of the Poland-Russia game will host either Sweden or the Czech Republic in the World Cup qualifying final on March 29.
Robert Lewandowski, a famous striker for Bayern Munich and Poland, mirrored Kulesza’s sentiments, adding, “It was the perfect decision!” In a situation when armed aggression in Ukraine persists, I can’t contemplate playing a match with the Russian National Team,” Lewandowski tweeted.
“Russian footballers and supporters are not to blame, but we can’t act as if nothing is going on.” Other members of the Polish team issued joint messages on social media, one in Polish and one in English, expressing their support for the decision of their football association.
“We, the Polish national team players, have decided, in consultation with the Polish Football Association, that we will not participate in the play-off match against Russia as a result of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine,” it added.
“Although it is a difficult decision, there are more important things in life than football. Our sympathies are with the Ukrainian people and especially Tomasz Kedziora, a member of the national team who is still in Kiev with his family.” The hashtags #SolidarnizUkraina (In Solidarity with Ukraine) and #NoWarPlease were used to sign off the message.
Kedziora is a Dynamo Kyiv defender who is 27 years old. On Thursday, the Polish Football Association issued a statement stating that the qualifications should not be staged in Russia.
“In light of the current alarming developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, including the security situation,” the statement said. “The Football Associations of Poland (PZPN), Sweden (SvFF), and the Czech Republic (FAR) express their firm position that the playoff matches to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, scheduled for March 24 and 29, 2022, should not be played on Russian Federation territory,” it added. .
“The signatories to this petition have no intention of coming to Russia to play football. The military escalation that we are witnessing has major ramifications and puts our national football teams and delegations in jeopardy.
“As a result, we anticipate rapid reaction from FIFA and UEFA, as well as the presentation of alternate locations for these next playoff matches.”
Following an emergency meeting of UEFA’s Executive Committee on Friday, the governing body confirmed that this year’s Champions League Final will no longer be held in St. Petersburg.
The 2022 final was originally slated to take place in Krestovsky Stadium in Moscow, which is sponsored by Russian state-owned firm Gazprom, but will now be played at the Stade de France in Paris on May 28.
Some of Russia’s finest sportsmen have spoken out against the conflict in Ukraine.
No. 1 in the world Andrey Rublev also called for peace, writing “No war please” on the camera after a win. Daniil Medvedev stated he is “all for peace.” After tennis matches, it’s typical to write on the lens.