More than 2.1 million people have fled Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion

A mother and daughter kiss upon their arrival from Ukraine at the Przemysl railway station, five days after the start of Russia's attacks on Ukraine, on March 1, 2022, in Przemysl, Poland. Poland has become a point of refuge for thousands of people fleeing the war that Russia started against Ukraine on February 24. This country, which borders Ukraine, is being used by refugees in order to escape the war that is taking place in their country. The war in Ukraine, for the time being, has resulted in 352 civilian deaths and more than 2,000 wounded, of which 16 minors have lost their lives and 45 are wounded.

More than 2.1 million people have been forced to leave Ukraine since the start of the military offensive launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a balance published Wednesday by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR).

The agency, which considers this exodus the fastest recorded in Europe since World War II, already estimates almost 1.3 million refugees in Poland, the country that has received the most people since the beginning of the invasion on February 24.

Hungary has already registered more than 200,000 arrivals, while in Slovakia it is around 153,000. Romania and Moldova have 85,000 and 82,000 refugees in their territories, respectively, according to United Nations data.

On the other hand, UNHCR reports some 100,000 refugees in Russia, although the Russian authorities have assured that the figure would be higher, even close to 200,000. The rebels who control the breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine promoted evacuations even before Putin’s order to invade.


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