KOMPAS.com - More than half a million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched a full-scale attack on the country, the United Nations said Monday, Feb. 28.
According to the UN, more than half fled into Poland.
“More than 500,000 refugees have now fled from Ukraine into neighboring countries,” UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said in a tweet.
UN refugee agency spokeswoman Shabia Mantoo said that the current count had 281,000 refugees from Ukraine in Poland, and more than 84,500 in Hungary. More than 36,400 were in Moldova, with 32,500 in Romania and 30,000 in Slovakia, Mantoo said.
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The UN agency said that many refugees were moving onward to other European countries, and some 34,600 had already done so.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the German interior ministry said that 1,800 refugees from Ukraine had arrived in Germany so far.
On Monday, a train carrying hundreds of people arrived in the southeastern Polish city of Przemysl.
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