Poland admits 23,300 new arrivals from Ukraine: officials

Around 23,300 people have arrived in Poland from Ukraine over the past 24 hours, Polish border guards said on Saturday.


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Since February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded its neighbor, nearly 17 million people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine, according to the Polish Border Guard agency.

Meanwhile, more than 15.2 million people have left Poland for Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, the agency said.

On Friday, around 21,700 people crossed from Poland into Ukraine, it also reported.

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda told public broadcaster Polish Radio earlier this year 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.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, launching the largest military campaign in Europe since World War II.


Source: IAR, PAP