Almost 2.5M people return to Ukraine since late February - UN

Almost 2.5M people return to Ukraine since late February - UN

A total of 2,479,398 people have returned to Ukraine since February 28.

This was reported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, according to Ukrinform.

As of June 14, the number of Ukrainians who had crossed out since the Russian invasion exceeded 7.5 million. More than 3.3 million refugees from Ukraine have received temporary protection status in the EU.

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According to the United Nations, most refugees with such status have been registered in Poland – more than 1.1 million. In total, 3.9 million Ukrainians have arrived in the country since the beginning of the full-out war, while 1.8 million have crossed in the opposite direction.

Germany (780,000) and the Czech Republic (373,900) are also in the Top 3 European countries that received the most Ukrainians.

As for Russia and Belarus, 1.1 million and 16,600 people crossed into these countries from Ukraine, respectively. However, there is no data on the particular status of these persons, as well as on border crossings in the opposite direction.

According to UN estimates, about 8 million people have become internally displaced, moving from the war zones to safer areas across Ukraine.

On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Its forces have been destroying infrastructure, massively shelling Ukrainian towns and villages with artillery, multiple rocket launchers, and ballistic missiles.

The United States, the European Union, and other democracies have imposed sanctions against the aggressor power, whose international isolation is growing by the day.

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