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.
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel "How far did the Ukrainian refugees travel to Poland? They fled Kharkiv in east Ukraine under ferocious bombing, travelled 1000km (621 miles) west, and walked the last 12 hours by foot to Poland in the snow."
For most families just being there is a relief. For families like mine, separation by race would be a problem. Though we think we are all the same race (Caucasian, African American, Hispanic and Native American) much of the rest of the world does not see us that way