Liberman: Israel needs to allow in Ukrainian refugees who come here

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman says Israel must allow Ukrainian refugees arriving at its border to enter.

“So long as the cannons are booming, we must accept all those fleeing whose lives are in danger,” he tells Walla news.

“When the fire stops we need to stop accepting refugees, but at the moment there is mortal danger, people are coming from all sorts of places where battles are taking place… There is no danger they will settle here for work purposes,” he says.

“We need to allow in those who come.”

But Liberman also says “the self-criticism here went a bit overboard,” in an apparent reference to the treatment of some refugees who were held up for days at the airport.

He says that “when there is a war thousands of kilometers from here and people come suddenly and without warning, there are some errors.”

Yisrael Beytenu party chairman Avigdor Liberman speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset, January 31, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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