One million people have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries since the start of the Russian invasion, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said today.
“In just seven days, we have witnessed the exodus of millions of people from Ukraine to neighboring countries,” the UNHCR chief wrote on Twitter.
He added that for millions of people inside Ukraine, “it is time for weapons to be silenced so that humanitarian aid can arrive and lives can be saved.”
More than 139,000 Ukrainians fled to Romania in the first seven days after Russia invaded Ukraine by land, sea and air, border police data showed on Thursday.
Almost 454,000 people out of the total number of refugees went to Poland. 116,348 refugees fled to Hungary and 67,000 to Slovakia.