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Poland admits 19,000 new arrivals from Ukraine: officials

22.03.2023 08:30
Around 19,000 people have arrived in Poland from Ukraine over the past 24 hours, Polish border guards said on Wednesday.
Photo:Polish Border Guard/twitter.com/Straz_Graniczna

Since February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded its neighbour, 10.56 million people have crossed into Poland from Ukraineaccording to the Polish Border Guard agency.

Meanwhile, almost 8.68 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, the agency said.

On Tuesday, around 20,000 people crossed from Poland into Ukraine, it also reported.

The Polish presidential office said earlier this month that around 1.3 million war refugees from Ukraine were staying in Poland after many who had fled Russia's invasion moved on to other countries or decided to return to Ukraine.

A deputy prime minister said in December that Poland was home to more than 2 million Ukrainians, including those who arrived before the war.

In March last year, Poland enacted a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country.

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.

Wednesday is day 392 of Russias war in Ukraine.


Source: PAP