Some Ukrainian refugees are refusing to go to multicultural Sweden because they fear for their safety, according to a report by news outlet Nyheter Idag.
The report consisted of on the ground testimony from Jimmy Hemmingsson, a Swedish refugee worker who is currently in the Polish capital of Warsaw attempting to help Ukrainian refugees reach the Scandinavian country.
However, citing concerns about a rise in shootings in Sweden, as well as fears over social services taking their children away, many Ukrainian refugees are declining Hemmingsson’s offer.
“He revealed that he was currently having a hard time filling the buses destined for Stockholm,” reports ReMix News.
“There are a lot of rumors. People are vulnerable, they hear one thing, and then it becomes a reality,” Hemmingsson said.
“It’s easy for me to walk around and say that I’m a good old man named Jimmy and come from Sweden, but it gives no one confidence. An authority would do that,” he added.
As we previously reported, having been one of the safest countries in Europe 20 years ago before mass uncontrolled immigration, Sweden is now the continent’s second most dangerous in terms of gun crime behind only Croatia.
Last year, Germany’s Bild newspaper ran the headline: ‘Sweden is the most dangerous country in Europe.’
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