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Poland admits 25,000 new arrivals from Ukraine: officials

25.03.2023 09:20
Around 25,000 people have arrived in Poland from Ukraine over the past 24 hours, Polish border guards said on Saturday.
Photo:Polish Border Guard/twitter.com/Straz_Graniczna

Since February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded its neighbour, over 10.62 million people have crossed into Poland from Ukraineaccording to the Polish Border Guard agency.

Meanwhile, more than 8.74 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, the agency said.

On Friday, around 21,800 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.

Saturday is day 395 of Russia’war on Ukraine.


Source: PAP