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In U-turn on migrant policy, Poland rolls out welcome mat for Ukrainians

Poland is warmly welcoming Ukrainians fleeing the war in sharp contrast to its treatment of previous waves of refugees from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. What explains the difference?

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