Nearly third of Ukrainian refugees have since returned, says interior ministry

23 April, 01:24 PM
The men return home to defend Ukraine (Photo:hromadske)

The men return home to defend Ukraine (Photo:hromadske)

Out of 3,640,000 Ukrainians that have fled the country since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 1,130,000 have come back, Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi said on April 22.

“The war saw 3,640,000 people leave Ukraine, with 1,130,000 coming back; 31,000 humanitarian aid trucks have entered the country since,” said Monastyrskyi.

Ukraine-EU border crossings in the west are operating under simplified procedures. Meanwhile, the border service is resuming its work in Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts – regions that were under Russian occupation until recently.

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Emergency services are working in those liberated regions.

“Guys and gals (from the emergency services) have rescued over 1,200 from underneath the rubble; more than 70,000 munitions were defused, including 2,000 air bombs; around 12,000 hectares of land have been scoured,” added the minister.

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