More than 5.3M refugees fled Ukraine since Russian invasion started – UN

More than 5.3M refugees fled Ukraine since Russian invasion started – UN

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As of April 27, 2022, a total of 5,372,854 refugees had fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.

The relevant data were provided by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Most Ukrainian refugees went to Poland (over 2.9 million people). Over 801 thousand people went to Romania, 647 thousand – to Russia, 507 thousand – to Hungary, 439 thousand – to Moldova, 363 thousand – to Slovakia and 24 thousand – to Belarus.

According to the recent report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a total of 7.7 million Ukrainian citizens were forcibly displaced within Ukraine, i.e. they stayed within the country but had to leave their houses.

A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities, launching missile and air strikes on Ukrainian cities and villages, torturing and murdering civilians.

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