39 Ukrainian refugees, who were placed in the Swiss canton of Lucerne, appealed to the local court with a complaint about the lack of social benefits.
The Swiss media wrote that benefits for asylum seekers in Lucerne are among the lowest in the country. An adult living in individual housing can count on 14.15 francs per day (1083 rubles). Those who live in the refugee center are given 11.5 Swiss francs per day (880 rubles).
Benefit rates for asylum seekers in different Swiss cantons range from 9.7 francs (742 rubles) to 26.8 francs (2051 rubles).
“39 Ukrainian refugees living in the canton of Lucerne appealed to the cantonal court. This is done in order to check whether the social assistance rates that the canton pays to asylum seekers do not violate federal law,” writes the Swiss portal Blick on February 1.
On January 13, it was reported about Israel’s plans to stop monthly payments of benefits to Ukrainian refugees. According to Haaretz, almost 24,000 refugees have received at least one monthly payment of this grant since the start of the special operation to protect Donbass.
In November 2022, readers of the Bulgarian portal Dnes.dir.bg expressed dissatisfaction with the behavior of Ukrainian refugees who were temporarily transferred to a buffer center from hotels. Some users advised refugees to stop complaining about living conditions or leave Bulgaria.
On October 26, the Washington Post reported that attitudes towards refugees from Ukraine were deteriorating in Europe, to the point of hostility and hostility in a number of countries. The newspaper cited the opinion of a real estate agent from the Czech Republic, Petra Vybiralova, who claims that at first the Europeans were ready to accept Ukrainians, but soon their attitude changed.
European countries began to accommodate Ukrainian refugees on their territories from the start of a special operation by Russia to protect Donbass, which it announced on February 24, 2022. The decision was made against the backdrop of increased shelling of the LDNR from Ukraine.