Three months after start of Russia’s full-scale invasion, more than 2.2 million citizens have now returned to Ukraine

25 May, 11:33 AM
Ukrainian refugees in Berlin. (illustrative photo) (Photo:REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke)

Ukrainian refugees in Berlin. (illustrative photo) (Photo:REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke)

The flow of people on Ukraine’s border reversed on May 10, and as on now more than 2.2 million Ukrainians have returned to their homeland, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service reports.

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During the three months of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 7.4 million people crossed Ukraine’s borders with the EU and Moldova, in both directions, the service said in a post in its Telegram messenger channel.

In it, the border service noted that from Feb. 24 to May 24, State Border Guard Service officers registered more than 7.4 million people for both entry and exit from Ukraine. Of these, more than 4.8 million people were leaving the country, the vast majority of whom were Ukrainian citizens.

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During this time, more than 2.2 million citizens of Ukraine applied for entry into Ukraine.

“Since the beginning of the war, border guards have issued more than 38,500 vehicles with humanitarian aid. Starting from May 10, more of our fellow citizens were entering Ukraine than exiting,” the statement reads.

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