In Germany, unknown people set fire to a shelter for Ukrainian refugees (photo)
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At the time of the incident in the complex there were 14 citizens of Ukraine and three employees of the Red Cross.
Unknown people set fire to a shelter for Ukrainian refugees, which is located in the German commune of Gross-Strömkendorf. Bild writes about this.
According to journalists, a fire broke out in a shelter for Ukrainian refugees on Wednesday evening, October 19th. A shelter for internally displaced persons was set up in the building of the Schäfereck hotel complex, which has housed 14 citizens of Ukraine since March 2022.
Moreover, according to Bild, three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross were present during the fire on the territory of the shelter. The flames quickly spread to the thatched roof, which immediately caught fire. Fortunately, according to journalists, no one was injured in the fire.
“According to current information, all 14 residents were unharmed and were evacuated. Nothing happened to three Red Cross employees either,” Bild quoted a spokesman as saying. German commune.
The police claim that the cause of the fire in the shelter for Ukrainian refugees was arson. On the day of the incident, law enforcement officers came to the hotel complex because someone had drawn a swastika on the entrance sign. Bild notes that the local prosecutor's office instructed the police to find out the exact cause of the fire as part of an open criminal case.
“Based on my many years of experience as a firefighter, I assume that the fire was set intentionally,” said district head Tino Schomann .
It is worth noting that in early October, behind a military training ground in Germany, on the territory of which Ukrainian servicemen are training, followed by more than 10 unknown drones. Journalists do not rule out that Russian intelligence officers could have been spying on the strategic facility.