4,400 Ukrainians have requested protection in Slovenia

Brdo pri Kranju – Interior Minister Aleš Hojs presented Slovenia’s activities and government measures related to the Ukraine crisis as he met foreign ambassadors in the country in Brdo pri Kranju on Monday. He said that since 10 March, 4,400 persons from Ukraine had requested temporary protection, the Interior Ministry said.

Since 10 March, when Slovenia enabled temporary protection to displaced persons from Ukraine, 4,400 persons have requested such protection, while 593 persons have also asked for international protection.

Hojs expressed Slovenia’s solidarity with Ukraine today and condemned Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine. He said Slovenia had responded to the crisis immediately, sending military equipment and humanitarian aid to the country, and was also helping the Ukrainians who arrived in Slovenia.