Number of Ukrainian refugees reaches 2.5M - UN

Number of Ukrainian refugees reaches 2.5M - UN

Since the onset of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 2.5 million people have fled the country to escape the war.

This was announced on Twitter by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, Ukrinform reports.

"The number of refugees from Ukraine — tragically — has reached today 2.5 million," the top official wrote.

Grandi added that, according to UN estimates, another 2 million people have been displaced within Ukraine.

"Millions forced to flee their homes by this senseless war," he noted.

On February 24, Russian President Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops simultaneously crossed Ukrainian borders from the north, east, and south (Crimea). They have been destroying cities, killing civilians, shelling key infrastructure and households.

Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2022 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: