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Poland admits 27 thousand new arrivals from Ukraine: officials

09.06.2023 08:33
Nearly 27 thousand people have arrived in Poland from Ukraine over the past 24 hours, Polish border guards said on Friday.
Photo:Polish Border Guard/twitter.com/Straz_Graniczna

Since February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded its neighbor, 12.43 million people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine, according to the Polish Border Guard agency. Meanwhile, 10.64 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, the agency said.

On Thursday, around 26 thousand people crossed from Poland into Ukraine, it also reported.

The Polish presidential office said in March 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.

Poland in March passed a bill that offers wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country. The measure grants them residence rights and ensures access to education, healthcare, and social benefits.

Seventy-three percent of Poles are in favor of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, according to a recent survey.

Friday is day 471 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.