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Poland welcomes nearly 6.7 million refugees from Ukraine

01.10.2022 09:30
6,697,000 refugees have crossed into Poland since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the country's Border Guard agency reported on Saturday.
Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Korczowa.
Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Korczowa.PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

On Friday, 28,700 refugees from Ukraine arrived in Poland, according to the agency.

Meanwhile, a total of nearly 4 million people left Poland for Ukraine, including 23,000 on Friday, the Border Guard noted. 

A deputy interior minister said last month that Poland was home to some 1.3 million Ukrainians after many refugees from Russia's invasion of Ukraine decided to return to their country.

Poland in March passed a bill that offers 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.

Eighty-one percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a recent survey.

Saturday is day 220 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Source: IAR, PAP