Ukrainians make up almost three quarters of foreigners in Poland

Poland is witnessing an unprecedented influx of foreigners, the greatest share of them being Ukrainians fleeing their country mired in crisis.

Today, 689 thousand officially registered foreigners live in Poland. Among them there are 11.1 thousand citizens of Georgia, 46.2 thousand Belarusians and 507 thousand Ukrainians.

In the entire history of the country, this scale has not been observed, said the head of Poland’s social insurance Gertrude Usytsinskaya. She added that the monitoring of social insurance shows that a long-term trend over the past 16 years is a constant increase in the number of foreigners legally residing and working in Poland. Ukrainians make up almost 75% of the total.