Poland: More Than 2.5 Million Ukrainian Refugees

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More than 2.5 million people have crossed the border between Ukraine and Poland since February 24, the day Russia invaded Ukraine. The Polish border control authority reports this.


According to this agency, which provides updated data every morning, 485,000 people have also travelled the other way since the outbreak of the war. On Tuesday, there were still 471,000.

In total, just over 2.52 million people have now come to Poland from Ukraine. On Tuesday, 21,000 crossed the border. That is an increase of 13 percent compared to the previous day when 18,500 people were involved. Before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the Polish border guards counted about 4,700 refugees.

United Nations figures show that nearly 4.28 million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion. However, because there are no border controls in most European Union and Ukrainians are allowed to travel there freely, it is not clear how many refugees have remained in Poland and how many have moved on to other countries.

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