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Ukrainian refugees in Poland, estimated at half a million, say border guards separated them by race06:54
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Hundreds of beds are placed inside a sports hall to accommodate Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russian invasion at the border crossing town of Medyka, Poland, on March 1, 2022. All day long, as trains and buses bring people fleeing Ukraine to the safety of Polish border towns, they carry not just Ukrainian fleeing a homeland under attack but large numbers of other citizens who had made Ukraine their home and whose fates too are now uncertain. (Visar Kryeziu/AP)
Hundreds of beds are placed inside a sports hall to accommodate Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russian invasion at the border crossing town of Medyka, Poland, on March 1, 2022. All day long, as trains and buses bring people fleeing Ukraine to the safety of Polish border towns, they carry not just Ukrainian fleeing a homeland under attack but large numbers of other citizens who had made Ukraine their home and whose fates too are now uncertain. (Visar Kryeziu/AP)

Poland has accepted the largest number of Ukrainian refugees out of all the war-torn country's neighbors. It's estimated around half a million have fled across the border. But there are reports of Polish border guards separating the refugees into white and non-white groups.

Host Peter O'Dowd speaks with Jan Pieklo, the former Polish ambassador to Ukraine from 2016 to 2019.

This segment aired on March 2, 2022.

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