UN: More than 6.7 million refugees have already fled Ukraine

UN: More than 6.7 million refugees have already fled Ukraine

The number of Ukrainians who have gone abroad since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion has exceeded 6.7 million.

As of May 27, 6,737,208 people left the territory of Ukraine, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) informs.

Most refugees – almost 3.6 million people – went to Poland. Almost 990,000 people went to Romania, more than 970,000 – to Russia, 671,000 – to Hungary, more than 477,000 – to Moldova, almost 455,000 – to Slovakia, and almost 30,000 – to Belarus.

At the same time, according to UNHCR, 2,229,500 Ukrainians have returned to their homeland since February 28.

On February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian invaders shell and bomb peaceful Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages, torture and kill civilians.

Photo credit: Jonas Walzberg, dpa


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