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War in Ukraine: Switzerland grants protection to people fleeing the war

Since the outbreak of the war, an increasing number of people from Ukraine have sought protection from the conflict in Switzerland. Switzerland has shown its solidarity by activating Protection Status S for the first time. This allows people from Ukraine to be granted protection quickly and without any complex procedures. They are granted residence rights without having to go through the standard asylum process.

Karin Keller-Sutter, conseillère fédérale

Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter

The United Federal Assembly elected Karin Keller-Sutter as federal councillor on 5 December 2018. As of 1 January 2019, she is the head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP).

Press releases


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To the Federal Administration News Portal