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Newfoundland set to welcome 2nd planeload of Ukrainian refugees

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Newfoundland and Labrador is preparing to welcome another planeload of Ukrainian refugees.

A plane carrying Ukrainians fleeing Russian-led attacks on their homeland is scheduled to arrive Tuesday at the St. John’s International Airport.

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It’s the second plane chartered by the provincial government to bring Ukrainians to Canada’s easternmost province – the first arrived on May 9, carrying 166 refugees.

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The government has said it expects today’s flight to be carrying roughly the same number of passengers.

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Officials say everyone on board has a place to go and they’ll be transported to those accommodations after the plane lands.

Today’s airlift is expected to be coming from Warsaw, Poland, where the government established a satellite office in March aimed at helping Ukrainians to move to Newfoundland and Labrador.

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