Poland ready to accept Ukrainians seeking medical help or refugee status

Poland’s prime minister Donald Tusk said that Polish hospitals are getting ready to take in Ukrainian citizens injured in the street fights of Kiev, and that his country prepares the way for those seeking refugee status.

“We have at our disposal a large number of defense and interior ministry hospitals. We are preparing them. Anyone seeking aid in Poland will get help,” Tusk said.

So far 11 casualties of Ukrainian unrest have received medical help in Poland.

Fresh fighting broke out between thousands of protesters and riot police on Kiev’s Independence Square only hours after opposition leaders and President Viktor Yanukovych declared a truce. Protesters were seen throwing firebombs and molotov cocktails at police, who responded with teargas. The square was filled with black smoke from burning tires.

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(Polish prime minister Donald Tusk. Photo: Andrzej Barabasz)