Ukraine refugee numbers attain 2.5 million, many kids, UN says

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A minimum of 2.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded late final month as of Friday, in accordance with Filippo Grandi, the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees.

That quantity consists of greater than 1 million kids. 

Grandi stated the group additionally estimates that about two million individuals have been displaced inside Ukraine. “Millions forced to leave their homes by this senseless war,” he tweeted Friday morning. 

Ukrainian refugees wait at Przemysl train station, southeastern Poland, on Friday, March 11, 2022. Thousands of people have been killed and more than 2.3 million have fled the country since Russian troops crossed into Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Ukrainian refugees wait at Przemysl practice station, southeastern Poland, on Friday, March 11, 2022. 1000’s of individuals have been killed and greater than 2.3 million have fled the nation since Russian troops crossed into Ukraine on Feb. 24.
(AP Photograph/Petros Giannakouris)

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The Worldwide Group for Migration stated that round 1.5 million of the refugees have gone to Poland whereas others have fled to Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. 

Refugees wait in a crowd for transportation after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Monday, March 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Refugees wait in a crowd for transportation after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving on the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Monday, March 7, 2022. (AP Photograph/Markus Schreiber, File)

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Some refugees have reported seeing Russian troops goal fleeing civilians. 

“The Russians promised to provide a (humanitarian) corridor, which they did not comply with. They were shooting civilians,” Ihor Diekov, who crossed the Irpin River exterior Kyiv with others on the wood planks of a makeshift bridge after Ukrainians blew up the concrete span to gradual the Russian advance, stated. “That’s absolutely true. I witnessed it. People were scared.”

Refugees stand in a group after fleeing the war from neighboring Ukraine at the border crossing in Palanca, Moldova, Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Refugees stand in a gaggle after fleeing the battle from neighboring Ukraine on the border crossing in Palanca, Moldova, Thursday, March 10, 2022.
(AP Photograph/Sergei Grits)

He stated he heard gunshots and noticed useless our bodies on the street. 

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“Yes, I saw corpses of civilians,” refugee Ilya Ivanov, who fled from Sumy, stated. “They shoot at civilians with machine guns.”

The Ukrainian authorities has accused the Russians of violating momentary ceasefires that the international locations had agreed to with a purpose to let civilians depart besieged areas via humanitarian corridors. 

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