Poland accepts over 5.2 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

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Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, around 5.22 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Wednesday morning.

According to the SG, on Tuesday, Border Guard officers carried out around 22,000 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday the number of arrivals had reached around 7,200 people.

The Border Guard also said that more than 3.33 million people had left Poland for Ukraine since the beginning of the war. On Tuesday, around 25,000 people crossed the border from Poland to Ukraine.