“We cannot go on as before forever” – criticism of the protection status S for people from Ukraine
The Ukraine war triggered great solidarity in Switzerland. Thanks to protection status S, Ukrainians can be admitted unbureaucratically. But now criticism is stirring – not only from the SVP.
SVP national councilor Martina Bircher made the start. People from Ukraine are entitled to protection, she said in May of the “SonntagsZeitung”, to immediately restrict: “But we cannot continue as before forever.” She suggested limiting protection status S to eastern Ukraine. That would mean that only people from this area would be accepted quickly and unbureaucratically; all others would have to go through the regular asylum procedure.