Poland welcomes almost 2.5 million refugees from Ukraine: officials

Poland has taken in almost 2.5 million refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard agency reported on Sunday morning.

Refugees at the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Medyka.

Refugees at the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Medyka.Photo: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

„Since February 24, a total of 2,461,000 people have crossed into Poland from Ukraine,” it said in a tweet.

On Saturday, around 23,800 refugees from Ukraine arrived in the country, compared with 21,100 a day earlier, according to the Polish Border Guard.

While most of those crossing the border are Ukrainian nationals, there are also citizens of many other countries among the refugees, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency has reported, citing the foreign ministry in Warsaw.

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda last month signed into law a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country, which began on February 24.

The measure grants them legal residence in Poland and ensures access to educationhealthcare and social benefits.

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Source: PAP

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