Ukrainian refugees fill Polish railway station in Przemysl

Photo: AP Photo / Petr David Josek

Ukrainian refugees, including many children and women, filled the train station in Przemysl on Friday, which is the first stop in Poland after the border with Ukraine.

“I’m from Kyiv. I heard the explosions next to my building, and I panicked. I took almost everything with me,” 36-year-old Olha, a teacher at the Polytechnic Institute who traveled 800 kilometers to Poland, said.

Shortly after crossing the border, she was among 200 refugees who rested at the station after the trip.

Polish officials, including police and soldiers, guarded the area and distributed soup, while officials registered people.

Polish authorities announced on Thursday that they are opening nine reception centers for Ukrainian refugees along the entire border.

Poland expecting refugee wave

Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said that a wave of refugees is expected and that Poland will welcome the refugees from Ukraine.

25-year-old Konstantin said that he was frightened and left his home country. He wants to go to Germany where he has friends.

“I do not know when I will return to Ukraine because I think there will be big problems and that it could take months or maybe years,” he said.

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