King Charles met with Ukrainian refugees during a visit to Scotland

King Charles met with Ukrainian refugees during a visit to Scotland

On Monday, October 17, King Charles III paid a working visit to the Scottish city of Aberdeen. There he met with refugee families and volunteers.

The British monarch visited one of the volunteer centers in the city of Aberdeen, he received hundreds of families from Ukraine who found refuge in the UK. The reception was held in the City House.

According to the BBC, the city of Aberdeen is home to about 1,000 Ukrainian refugees, and the city is ready to accommodate more.

The King listened to the families’ personal accounts of their evacuation, their arrival in Aberdeen and the problems they faced.

In addition to Ukrainian families, refugees from Afghanistan and Syria were present at the meeting with the king. There are much fewer of them here than Ukrainians – 170 Afghans and about 30 Syrian families, according to the publication.

This is not the first time that King Charles has taken an interest in Ukraine and the Ukrainian refugees that Britain has taken in since the start of Russia’s all-out attack on Ukraine. In early March, then-Prince Charles and his wife Camilla strongly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and also visited the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London. And at the end of May, during a visit to Romania, he met with Ukrainian refugees who had taken refuge in this country.