Ukrainians deserve to govern their own country

My hometown in Poland, Chelm, is 20 miles away from the border with Ukraine.

My mother called me Feb. 26 and told me refugees are coming to my hometown, mostly women with kids. It looks like most of them are just passing by to get far away from the war, but some are deciding to stay and wait for friends or family that are still held up in the Ukrainian traffic.

So far, since the invasion began, Poland has taken in over 500,000 refugees from Ukraine.

My hometown’s population is around 65,000, and we are not a tourist city. We don’t have a lot of hotels and beds and breakfasts, and the issues ar...


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