Over 25,000 arrivals from Ukraine on Wednesday

Around 25,500 people have crossed into Poland from neighbouring Ukraine in the past 24 hours, Polish border guards reported on Thursday.

Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Korczowa.

Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Korczowa.PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

Since February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded its neighbour, 12.45 million people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine, according to the Polish Border Guard agency.

Meanwhile, 10.667 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, including 25,600 on Wednesday, the agency said.

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda told public broadcaster Polish Radio in April that the country was home to an estimated 3 million Ukrainians, including those who arrived before the war.

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 educationhealthcare and social benefits.

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


Source: IAR

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