London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the British government has “got to make it far easier” for Ukrainian refugees to come to the United Kingdom.
Khan, in an interview with talk radio station Leading Britain’s Conversation, added that he is “embarrassed” by the UK’s response so far compared to other countries in Europe on the issue of refugees.
“There’s a disconnect between the actions of Brits and the actions of Londoners and the actions of our government and those in Parliament, as you have seen people across the country, including in London, opening their homes to Ukrainian refugees. You have seen the massive generosity in relation to donations,” Khan said, as he contrasted this with how “it is really hard though for Ukrainians to come here.”
Earlier in the day, Khan attended the London Stands With Ukraine march in solidarity with Ukrainians and to protest Russia’s invasion of the country.
More than 3.7 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion, the United Nations’ Refugee Agency said Friday.
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