Dresden (dpa/sn) - According to a report by Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), the Saxony State Criminal Police Office (LKA) has registered around 1,400 crimes in which people from Ukraine have been harmed since January 2022. In addition to threats, insults and damage to property, this also includes theft and bodily harm. Employees of aid organizations also recently reported that refugees from Ukraine were being insulted or the tires of their cars being punctured. Social Affairs Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) had strongly condemned such crimes at a Ukraine forum in Dresden in January.
"I have the feeling that many Germans are angry with us," MDR Sachsen quoted a Ukrainian who was staying in Meissen as saying on Wednesday. An elderly man yelled at her in a parking lot why she was driving an expensive car and asked her to "get away." By the beginning of March, a total of seven suspects had been identified for seven processes, it said. LKA spokesman Tom Bernhardt confirmed all the information.