In the first half of this year, 4,392 Ukrainians received the Karta Polaka
, or Polish Card, which is reserved for people of Polish heritage. The card exempts holders from the need to get a foreigner’s work permit and allows bearers to attend government schools. Last year, 7,094 Ukrainian citizens received the Polish Card. Since the Card was instituted 14 years ago, 141,000 Ukrainians have received one.