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Submitted by Marco Agnoletti (Italy), Feb 2, 2023 at 16:54

The overwhelming majority of Ukrainians who fled the Russian aggression will want to return to Ukraine once hostilities end, even though this country has suffered enormous damage to public and private property. They have no intention of settling in our countries, even if they would be perfectly integrated. They are Christians, Orthodox or Catholics, there would be no problems of coexistence between us. They respect our customs, which are partially theirs too. Almost everyone respects our laws, but if they are arrested for committing crimes they do not cry out racism or Ukrainianphobia.
I don't hate muslims, blacks or even Arabs, but I want them to respect our civilization and our laws if they want to come and live with us, I want them to have a decent job, I want them to pay taxes. If they don't like this position they can go back to their countries.
Italian version
La grandissima maggioranza degli ukraini che sono scappati a causa dell'aggressione russa, una volta cessate le ostilità, vorrà tornare in Ukraina, anche se questo paese ha subito danni enormi al patrimonio immobiliare pubblico e privato. Non hanno intenzione di stabilirsi nei nostri paesi, anche se sarebbero perfettemente integrabili. Sono cristiani, ortodossi o cattolici, non ci sarebbero problemi di convivenza tra noi. Rispettano le nostre usanze, che parzialmente sono anche le loro. Quasi tutti rispettano le nostre leggi, ma se vengono arrestati perché hanno compiuto reati non gridano al razzismo o all'ucrainofobia. Non odio i musulmani, neri e neppure gli arabi, ma voglio che rispettino la nostra civiltà e le nostre leggi se vogliono venire a vivere da noi, voglio che abbiano un lavoro dignitoso, voglio che paghino le tasse. Se a loro non va bene questa posizione possono tornare nei loro paesi


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