Ukraine, Columbia School Of International And Public Affairs The United Nations, Romania discussed on Bloomberg Law


The war in Ukraine with professor Michael Doyle of Columbia law school and Columbia school of international and public affairs The United Nations estimates that more than one and a half million people have fled Ukraine since Russia began bombing Some countries Poland Romania I think Slovakia and elsewhere are taking them in Well what's happening is that these deeply unfortunate people are fleeing for their lives to the border And as you say it's quite striking The welcome that they're receiving in the countries you just mentioned Pablo and including Hungary to a certain extent and certainly Romania and others have stepped forward to welcome the refugees That's exactly the right thing to do and they should all deserve commendation for that Over time unless we expect some kind of a quick magical piece and everything gets returned to normal right away or normal that is the independence of Ukraine and peace which I think is very unlikely They're going to be in a protracted situation of having to live outside their home country at the expense of so far generous polls and others And I think it's going to be very important that at least the financial burdens of supporting these refugees a million and a half now who knows how many more are coming Should be shared It should be shared in Europe it should be shared globally The U.S. has announced that we'll be providing $10 billion of support for Ukraine humanitarian and refugee assistance that will probably go through the Congress And a refugee cost roughly €10,000 or so per year So you multiply the figures out and what is talking about a considerable number of billions of dollars that will need to be invested to support them in their asylum in the countries what is now the west So this will be a humanitarian crisis that's not going to go away quickly And it's one that we need to share at least financially So the EU has agreed to grant temporary residents to Ukrainians access to employment social welfare and housing for up to three years Is three years enough and also why hasn't the UK done that That's a good question as you know the Brexit anxieties in the produce Brexit were predominantly driven by immigration concerns in the UK And so they're deeply allergic to all of this I think it speaks well to the EU that they've offered to three years Again I stress that the financial burden needs to be shared beyond the EU budget They can afford it but there's no reason why they should have to pay for it alone This is a global emergency The U.S. and Britain have roles to play The only thing I would say is that the typical refugee in the world today is outside his or her country for more than 18 years And so it's very optimistic to think that in three years this will be resolved It would be wonderful if that's the case but it would require some extremely statesmanlike peacemaking In the very near future and I suspect some very considerable further peddling back of ambitions by mister Putin and some concessions by Ukraine in order to imagine a three year window that would allow the refugees to be able to go back to Ukraine And then of course all the cost of rebuilding Today the past week the level of destruction of the major cities radically escalated and is likely to continue to do so in the next few days The U.S. has given temporary protected status to Ukrainians who are here by March 1st That doesn't seem like very much compared to what other nations are doing Do you think that the U.S. should be doing more Should be taking in Ukrainians Yes we should That is again there'll be many people in asylum in Western Europe Who might prefer to be in the U.S. because of family connections job opportunities et cetera So we too should step up and play our fair share in supporting these refugees And again we can do it both by resettlement that is by issuing visas and permits to bring refugees here at the U.S. As we did way back in 1956 with Hungarians who were quickly moved from Western Europe to the United States And we can provide financial support to assist the Europeans in the temporary integration of these persons into Western Europe The governments the taxpayers we should all step up The people who should really be at the front of the line to pay for these damages that have been inflicted on the Ukrainian people Or mister Putin and the oligarchs that support him And measures are afoot in various places to try to seize not just freeze the wealth that Putin and his fellow oral guards have parked in western banks in Western Europe Canada the United States and further afield Thanks for being on the show As professor Michael Doyle of Columbia law school and Columbia school of international and public affairs coming up state secrets This is Bloomberg The balance of progressive snapshot can save you money based on how you drive and how much.

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