(ANSA) – GENOA, 07 MAR – “Many refugees were afraid, they were suspicious because in Medyca (the small border town between Ukraine and Poland where the flows of refugees fleeing the war gather, ed) there are passers-by who they demand a lot of money for the ride.) Matteo Nicolai, 36, a former photographer who drove the column of buses that last night brought about sixty refugees to Faenza and Genoa, told ANSA.
“We had contacts thanks to Father Vitalj Tarashenko (the chaplain of the Ukrainian community of the Byzantine rite in Genoa, ed), a real list of people who already knew where to stay here in Genoa. Once we arrived in Medyca, some they gave up and then we went around proposing a ride to Italy. But there is a lot of distrust – said Matteo – precisely because there are passeurs who get paid. Once we made it clear that they shouldn’t have to pay and that we were serious people, unfortunately we found ourselves having to say no “. (HANDLE).