Over 100 Ukrainians to be accommodated in Postojna

Ljubljana – A hundred and twenty Ukrainian citizens who have already been granted temporary protection status in Slovenia or have requested it will be placed in an accommodation centre in the town of Postojna, south-west, the government said after Friday’s session, at which it took a decision to establish the centre.

The first to move to Postojna will be the vulnerable Ukrainian citizens who are currently at the asylum centre in Logatec, some 25 km south of Ljubljana.

In this way, room will be made at Logatec’s centre, which houses more than 280 refugees, for more vulnerable persons who are now at the asylum centre in Ljubljana.

Based on the number of requests for temporary protection status, more than 6,000 Ukrainians have so far come to Slovenia, the head of the Government Office for the Support and Integration of Migrants, Katarina Štrukelj, told the STA today.

It is not clear which building in Postojna will host the Ukrainians. The government’s press release only said the building was provided by the regional Notranjska Civil Protection and the municipality of Postojna.

Twenty orphans from Ukraine together with their caregivers have also found refuge from war in the Postojna municipality earlier this year, staying in the village Slavina.