In the north of Ireland, a center for Ukrainian refugees was hacked and set on fire. Donegal Daily writes about it.
The publication dated May 13 cites a police report and the words of the owner of the affected premises.
The fire was reported to the emergency services of the city of Buncrana in the north of the country on the evening of May 11. According to businessman Peter Casey, his non-profit center for Ukrainian refugees was broken into and seriously damaged by fire. He called the perpetrators of the fire “bandits” and promised to restore the premises.
The police said they have launched an investigation. Within its framework, in particular, the motives of the crime will be established.
Since February 2022, over 70,000 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Ireland.
In late March, the Global Initiative to Combat Transnational Organized Crime reported that Ukrainian refugees were facing an increasingly cold reception from European populations. The reasons for this attitude towards Ukrainians were the rising cost of living and fatigue.
On April 7, the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung newspaper reported that German law enforcement agencies had registered about 6,000 crimes related to the events in Ukraine. It was noted that in the first two weeks after the start of the conflict, most of the crimes had an anti-Russian orientation, then violations against Ukrainian emigrants began to prevail.
European countries began to accommodate Ukrainian citizens on their territories after Russia announced on February 24, 2022, the launch of a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass.