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UN: 500,000+ men and women have fled Ukraine considering that Russia invaded


By JAMEY KEATEN

GENEVA (VFAB) — The U.N. refugee company mentioned Monday that a lot more than 500,000 men and women have fled Ukraine due to the fact Russia invaded the place last week.

U.N. Significant Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi gave the estimate in a tweet.

The most up-to-date and nonetheless increasing count experienced 281,000 folks moving into Poland, far more than 84,500 in Hungary, about 36,400 in Moldova, above 32,500 in Romania and about 30,000 in Slovakia, UNHCR spokeswoman Shabia Mantoo said.

The relaxation were being scattered in unknown other nations, she reported.

An additional practice carrying hundreds of refugees from Ukraine arrived early Monday in the city of Przemysl in southeastern Poland.

In winter season coats to protect them from in the vicinity of-freezing temperatures, with small suitcases, they lined up at the system to the exit. Some waved at the cameras to clearly show they felt relief to be out of the war zone. Quite a few were being producing cellular phone phone calls.

The welcome that Poland and Hungary are displaying Ukrainians now is pretty unique from the unwelcoming stance they have had toward refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa in new many years. Hungary developed a wall to hold them out when a million men and women, numerous Syrians fleeing war, arrived in Europe in 2015.

Poland is now developing its have wall with Belarus immediately after thousands of primarily Center Jap migrants sought to enter from Belarus in past months. The EU accused Russia-backed Belarus of encouraging that migration surge to destabilize the EU. Some of people individuals denied entry into Poland died in forests.

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But Ukrainians are seen quite differently by Poles and many others due to the fact they are mostly Christian, and, for the Poles, fellow Slavs with very similar linguistic and cultural roots.

Transcarpathia, Ukraine’s westernmost location which borders Hungary, is also dwelling to about 150,000 ethnic Hungarians, numerous of whom are also Hungarian citizens. When Russia’s invasion has not still prolonged to that space, which is divided from the relaxation of Ukraine by the Carpathian Mountains, a lot of have decided not to wait around for the condition to get even worse.

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