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EU to Offer Rights to Ukrainians to Avoid Humanitarian Disaster

  • Bloc will seek to trigger temporary protection mechanism
  • Protection status grants residence, education and job access
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WATCH: From Kharkiv to Kyiv, crowds of people trying to flee Russia’s invasion filled train stations in Ukraine.Source: Bloomberg
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Ukrainians fleeing to the European Union will be granted full access to the bloc and receive residence permits as well as access to education and jobs as part of a plan expected to be implemented on Thursday.

European member states will consider activating the so-called temporary protection directive that will allow Ukrainians to stay in the EU beyond 90 days, a move expected to be overwhelmingly adopted, according to a senior official at the European Commission.