Norway and the other Nordic countries must be prepared for an influx of Ukrainian refugees in case of war, researcher Jakub M. Godzimirski told the newspaper Vårt Land.
A possible war between Russia and Ukraine could trigger a major refugee crisis in Europe. Poland, Romania, and Slovakia are now preparing to receive thousands of refugees.
“But Norway and the other Nordic countries must also prepare for more refugees as a result of a war,” Godzimirski told Vårt Land.
“We have to count with that. Norway is known for being a good country to live in. People on the run seek protection firstly, a safe country, such as Poland and Slovakia. But Ukrainian refugees will also come to the Nordic countries and other European countries,” he told Vårt Land.
Huitfeldt: Norway is preparing for various scenarios
Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) says the government is preparing for various scenarios, such as a refugee crisis or energy crisis, but she believes that it is too early to say anything about what will happen in the future, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.
She says Norway will continue to support Ukraine and that the authorities are now looking at how they can provide support. Norway does not provide military support to countries at risk of war, NTB reports.
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