Ukrainian refugees: The government is considering an airlift to Norway

Emilie Enger MehlPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

A state-organized airlift or retrieval of Ukrainian refugees with the help of the Police Immigration Unit are among the options that the Norwegian government is currently considering, Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl (SP) said on Monday.

An airlift entails frequent air traffic between specified locations for a certain period of time due to special conditions. The government has received criticism from, among others, the Liberal Party (V) for not implementing such a measure before.

“Norway has useful experiences with this, which we can use in the assessments that Norway is now making of how we should help as many people as possible, in the best way possible,” Mehl wrote in an email to the newspaper VG.

“The government is working on various solutions to retrieve refugees from Ukraine’s neighboring countries. 

“Norway has received a request to receive refugees from Moldova, which is now being considered. No EU country has so far asked for assistance in transferring refugees to Norway,” she said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Ukrainian refugees: The government is considering an airlift to Norway"

  1. Glad to see Norway opening its/our hearts and gates to Ukrainian refugees, but I hope it will carefully screen them.
    Refugees from the Balkans included mafiya, and about 10 years ago there was a police conference about them up in Trondheim. And mafiya is as active in Ukraine as it is in the Balkans and Russia … and Europe generally.

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