Poland builds a border wall, even as it welcomes Ukrainian refugees

By Chico Harland and Piotr Zakowiecki, Washington Post, 13 avril 2022 •

MICHALOWO, Poland — Her impulse was to welcome people in desperation, so Maria Ancipiuk made sure her border town was ready. As immigrants mostly from the Middle East started streaming into Poland last year from Belarus, she lobbied the mayor to offer up two empty town-owned apartments for anybody who might need them. Volunteers changed the wallpaper and renovated the flooring. Ancipiuk bought a refrigerator and a television.

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