Global Law in Focus
Poland, Ukraine, Russia, refugees, autonomy, annexation
The reaction of Poland and its people is a refreshing departure from the historic blood rivalries of the past. This is similarly true of both Romania and Hungary; however, it is Poland that has absorbed the majority of Ukrainian refugees and Poland that has the most historically contentious relationship with Ukraine. Poland’s current humanitarian efforts with respect to its Ukrainian neighbors is evidence that some lessons have been learned from the past. Perhaps there is hope that some of the centuries old blood feuding can come to an end and countries can better work toward cooperative relationships in the future.
Mika, Karin, "Lessons of the Past and the Humanitarian Outreach of Poland to Ukrainian Refugees" (2022). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1234.