Poland accepts over 5.5 mln refugees since war in Ukraine started

Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, more than 5.5 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Tuesday morning.

According to the SG, on Monday Border Guard officers carried out around 21,800 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday the number of arrivals had reached around 7,300 people.

The Border Guard also said that nearly 3.69 million people had left Poland for Ukraine since the beginning of the war. On Monday, around 26,600 people crossed the border from Poland to Ukraine.