: :inin Kyiv (EET)

European Countries Scramble to Recoup Ukrainian Workers


KYIV, Ukraine—About 200 Ukrainian farm workers boarded a chartered
aircraft Thursday bound for Finland.

The flight was one of the few to leave Ukraine that day—as part of
a national lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s
airspace has been shut down to nearly all air travel for several weeks.

In the arrival hall at Helsinki-Vantaa
International Airport, farmers and landowners waited Thursday evening to pick
up their Ukrainian workers. According to the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat,
the mood was “amazingly quiet” and “even
nervous.”

“No warm hugs were
seen, no shouts of rejoicing were heard, and the expressions of those who
arrived were difficult to interpret with everyone …read more

Source:: The Daily Signal

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