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castanet.net 11 May, 2022 17:00 am

Canadian government charters flights for Ukrainians fleeing war

Canadian government charters flights for Ukrainians fleeing war
Three Canadian charter flights to bring Ukrainians fleeing Russia's invasion will depart Poland in the coming weeks.

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says the flights will be available to some of the more than 90,000 Ukrainians approved for emergency travel to Canada.Fraser says all three flights will depart from Poland, with seating available on a first come, first served basis.Fraser says the chartered flights are in addition to the commercial options available to Ukrainians fleeing the war in their homeland and subsidized by a special fund.The government says thousands of Ukrainians have arrived in Canada since Russian forces first attacked in late February, and Fraser says it's unclear how many more will come.

"One of the challenges is that people who had applied for visas were not where they were they applied for visas," he said.Three Canadian charter flights to bring Ukrainians fleeing Russia's invasion will depart Poland in the coming weeks.

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