Unknowns in Germany Burned Camp with Ukrainian Refugees

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Unknowns in Germany Burned Camp with Ukrainian Refugees

On the day of the arson, unknown people also drew a swastika on the hotel gate, which caused the police to visit the owners of the hotel

In the town of Gross-Stromckendorf, Blovac, in the north of Germany, unknown persons set fire to a hotel at night, which housed refugees from Ukraine. 14 Ukrainians and 3 Red Cross officers successfully evacuated and were not physically injured. Before the arrival of the ambulance, these people and some passers-by tried to put out the fire on their own.

"All 14 residents were able to leave the establishment unharmed. Nothing happened to three employees either," said the speaker of the district of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Law enforcement agencies and hotel owners believe that the fire broke out due to arson: the city police arrived at the hotel on the same day because of the swastika painted on the gate.

"Based on my years of experience as a firefighter, I assume the fire was intentional," district spokesman Ingo Schomann.

There are 120 rescue services and about 20 medical teams working in the area. The mayor of the city, Tino Schmidt, said he was "shocked and upset" because there had been no right-wing activism in the city before, whoever it was.

"We have a very good relationship with war refugees," Tino Schmidt.

Periodically, about 170 Ukrainians lived in this hotel. In total, Germany became a refuge for about 900.000 Ukrainians.

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