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Ukrainians embraced but Asian refugees face icy welcome in EU

Utrecht, Netherlands — The divide between the treatment of Asian refugees and Ukrainians fleeing the war with Russia exposes “systemic racism” in European countries, rights groups say.

Across the European Union, an estimated 4.4 million Ukrainians are registered as refugees in the legal system, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Many take advantage of the European Union’s Temporary Protection Directive, which grants Ukrainians “immediate access” to blocks.

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