Dresden (dpa/sn) - Saxony is extending access to and funding for initial orientation courses for Ukrainian refugees. "Nobody could have foreseen that this terrible war would last so long, not even us," said Saxony's Social Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) on Thursday, according to a statement. Clubs, adult education centers or welfare institutions could therefore also have corresponding courses funded next year. They are intended to help people to find their way better in everyday life. For example, refugees receive tips on how to deal with authorities and medical facilities and learn their first language phrases. According to the ministry, around 70,000 people from the Ukraine have now come to Saxony and have to cope with a new everyday life there.