33,000 refugees from Ukraine submit residence application –

Berlin has so far issued residence permits to 27,000 war refugees from Ukraine.

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At the Interior Commission on Monday, Secretary of the Interior Torsten Akman (SPD) said an additional 6,000 applications had been submitted and processed. The State Immigration Service (LEA) had a “backlog of specific applications”, during which time a stable structure was created to expedite online applications. Berlin remains a preferred destination for Ukrainians fleeing Russian attacks. On Monday (today), 500 to 1000 people are expected.

There is no special threat to Berlin from the war

Akman said there was no particular danger to Berlin as a result of the war. There are no known plans for acts of terrorism or sabotage. However, attempts to impact disinformation campaigns, cyberattacks, and demonstrations must still be expected. Similar activities by Russia had already taken place. However, the serious threat to cybersecurity by Russian hackers is currently unclear. However, “conflicts are likely to be accompanied by various forms of cyberattacks.” So far, no incidents have been reported regarding the Berlin network.

Berlin police are still active at the station

Berlin police are still active Train station According to Akman, at Tegel’s arrival center, primarily through precautions to protect women and children. So far, 97 tips on suspected cases of sexual assault and child protection have been investigated by the Federal Criminal Police Office (LKA). Police spoke to about 100 sex offenders at risk of recidivism and about 50 other suspects as warnings. Nine criminal procedures have been initiated in this context.

“Keow Working Group” established in the State Criminal Police Office

Since March, the Federal Criminal Police Office has had its own police working group called the “AG Kiew”, Akman reported. 558 cases were dealt with, including 138 anti-Russian and 71 anti-Ukrainian laws. Earlier reports have involved property damage or hate speech in most cases. Police are actively pointing out to refugees the possibility of reporting war crimes committed by Russian troops.

Author: dpa /

Date of issue: June 20, 2022

Last updated: June 20, 2022

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