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Poland welcomes 4.51 million refugees from Ukraine: officials

03.07.2022 08:24
Poland has taken in nearly 4.51 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard agency reported on Sunday.
Since the outbreak of the Ukraine war, Poland has let in more than 4.5 million people from Ukraine.
Since the outbreak of the Ukraine war, Poland has let in more than 4.5 million people from Ukraine.Twitter.com/Straz_Graniczna

"Since February 24, a total of 4,506,000 people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine," it said in a tweet.

On Saturday, around 25,700 refugees from Ukraine arrived in the country, compared with 23,600 a day earlieraccording to the Polish Border Guard.

Meanwhile, more than 2.56 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since February 24, the agency also reported.

On Saturday, around 29,800 people crossed from Poland into Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard said.

A deputy interior minister said last month that Poland was home to some 1.5 million Ukrainians after many refugees from Russia's invasion of Ukraine returned to their country in recent weeks.

Poland in March enacted a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country, which began on February 24.

The measure grants them residence rights and ensures access to educationhealthcare and social benefits.

Nine in 10 Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a survey.

(pmi)

Source: PAP