During today’s session, the City Council has decided to provide free-of-charge public transport and kindergarten care for Ukrainian citizens who came to Szczecin to find shelter from war.
These decisions came as part of Szczecin’s extensive aid and support efforts for refugees from Ukraine.
The City Council has decided that Ukrainian citizens who crossed the Ukrainian-Polish border on 24 February or later will be allowed to use public transport free-of-charge until 30 September. To travel for free on Szczecin's public transport, they will need to have a document confirming that they crossed the border on 24 February or later. Ukrainian refugees will also be exempt from fees charged by public kindergartens and preschool points.
The councillors also approved the “Szczecin Ukrainie” Support Programme prepared by the City. Furthermore, the City adopted an official stance expressing its solidarity with the people of Ukraine in the face of the Russian Federation’s aggression against, as well as a resolution officially terminating its cooperation with the city of Murmansk.