DM: Ukrainians living on a cruise ship in Scotland complained about Russian-speaking crew
MOSCOW, November 23 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian refugees placed on a cruise ship in Edinburgh, Scotland, complained about their living conditions and the “Russian-speaking crew”. informs Daily mail.
Given the shortage of housing for refugees in the country, more than 1,500 Ukrainians have been placed on a ship in the local port of Lit since July. Refugees complain of cramped conditions and difficulties in accessing aid, transport tickets, and did not like being “held on a ship with a Russian-speaking crew,” as the newspaper noted.
In addition, Ukrainians complained about the low speed of the Internet, problems with accessing parking at the pier, and difficulties in providing an educational process for children.
As Alex Cole-Hamilton, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrat Party, put it, at the current rate of refugee housing, “many Ukrainians could spend (ed.) years of their lives on a cruise ship.”
At the same time, Edinburgh City Council reported that the Ukrainians living on the ship did not formally address any of the issues raised.
Plans to accommodate Ukrainian refugees on cruise ships became clear in the summer due to a lack of housing in Scotland. The local government chartered the Victoria I ship to the Port of Leith in Edinburgh from the Estonian shipping company Tallink. According to British media, the cabins in which Ukrainians are housed are smaller than cells in local prisons. In September, another cruise ship with more than 700 cabins arrived in Scotland to house refugees and was chartered for six months.
About 22,000 refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Scotland since February.
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