RTS: 100,000 Russians and 18,000 Ukrainians in Serbia

NEWS 16.11.2022 11:51
Rusija, sankcije, Srbija

Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, some 18,000 Ukrainians have fled to Serbia, while over 100,000 Russians have registered their stay in Serbia, said the Serbian state TV (RTS).

The public media service said that 600 students from Russia and Ukraine have enrolled in Serbian schools and that the Russians and Ukrainians have not only changed the demographic picture of Serbia but also the labor and real estate markets.

Apartment rental prices in Belgrade almost tripled in the past two months, while Russian nationals told Beta that it is practically impossible to rent an apartment in downtown Belgrade for under 1,000 Euro per month.

Both Ukrainian and Russian children attend Serbia schools, but their status is different. Ukrainians are treated as refugees, and Russians as foreign nationals.

The Education Ministry told RTS that there are no foreign teachers in Serbia, including Russian and Ukrainian, because that is not envisaged by our educational system.