Ukraine ambassador urges Priti Patel to relax UK visa scheme

London diplomat calls for temporary lifting of ‘unnecessary, long, bureaucratic’ refugee process

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Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK has urged the home secretary to relax the “unnecessary, long, bureaucratic” visa scheme for those fleeing war, as thousands of Ukrainians remain stranded in Europe.

Vadym Prystaiko said he was negotiating with Priti Patel to temporarily lift visa requirements that he said had left many Ukrainians waiting in European towns such as Calais.

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Immigration and asylum, Refugees, Ukraine, Home Office, Priti Patel, Europe, Politics, UK news, World news UK news | The Guardian

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