UN: More than 500,000 people have left Ukraine

UN: More than 500,000 people have left Ukraine

The United Nations refugee agency said Monday that more than 500,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded the country last week.

The director of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, gave the latest update in a tweet.

The latest figures, which continue to rise, indicated that 281,000 people had entered Poland, more than 84,500 to Hungary, some 36,400 to Moldova, more than 32,500 to Romania and about 30,000 to Slovakia, said Shabia Mantoo, spokesman for the agency with headquarters in Geneva.

The rest were scattered in other unidentified countries, he stressed.

Another train with hundreds of Ukrainian refugees arrived in the town of Przemysl in southwestern Poland on Monday morning.

With coats to protect themselves from the low temperatures and small suitcases, they lined up on the departure platform. Some waved to the cameras in a show of relief at leaving the conflict zone. Many made calls from their phones.

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