Polish border guards reveal how many Ukrainian refugees crossed the border – Society & Culture
WARSAW, March 1. /TASS/. More than 377,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Poland since the start of the Russian special military operation, Polish border guards reported on Twitter on Tuesday.
“Since February 24, border guards have cleared more than 377,400 people fleeing war-torn Ukraine through border crossings with Ukraine,” the service said.
According to border guards, “Yesterday, February 28, more than 100,000 people entering Poland from Ukraine were registered.” “Today until 07:00 (09:00 Moscow time), some 24,000 people have been registered,” the message read.
People seeking to enter Poland from Ukraine waited in line for 15 hours to several days. Many arriving refugees use the services of special reception centres, which organize their accommodation in different parts of the country. Others are welcomed by family and friends. The country raised funds for the refugees.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in response to a request from the heads of the Donbas republics, he had taken the decision to carry out a special military operation in order to protect people “who suffered from abuse and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” The Russian leader stressed that Moscow has no intention of occupying Ukrainian territories.