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20 July 2022, 18:11

Shevtsov: Most of Ukrainians are not planning to leave Belarus

Dmitry Shevtsov. File photo
Dmitry Shevtsov. File photo

MINSK, 20 July (BelTA) - Most of the Ukrainians who have arrived in Belarus are not planning to return to their homeland, Secretary General of Belarus Red Cross Dmitry Shevtsov said on the air of the First National Channel of the Belarusian Radio, BelTA has learned.

"Not so long ago, we conducted a survey: about 80% of the Ukrainians who have come to Belarus are not planning to return to their home country. They want to stay with their families in our country,” Dmitry Shevtsov said.

According to him, the overwhelming majority of Ukrainian citizens who have come to Belarus have relatives and friends here. "We have the same mentality. Moreover, after 2014, we had a large inflow of people from there: about 150,000 people. Some have returned, but many continue to live in Belarus," Dmitry Shevtsov added.

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