Where are Ukrainian refugees heading in Europe? | Ukraine

How many Ukrainians fleeing the Russian war machine have entered European countries so far?

Poland

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said Ukraine’s close ally, with which it shares a 310-mile border, had received 1,204,403 refugees by Tuesday.

The government has announced plans to create an 8 billion zloty (£1.34 billion) fund for people fleeing Ukraine, including a one-time payment of 300 zloty (£50) for each refugee.

Hungary

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the country, which seven years ago erected barbed wire fences and deployed attack dogs to keep refugees away, allowed 191,348 Ukrainians to enter by Monday.

Local media claim that Prime Minister Viktor Orban has softened his anti-refugee rhetoric long before the April elections.

Romania

Another border country, which had taken in about 143,000 refugees as of Monday.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, said that Romania is “open … to all those in need”, and that refugees will be provided with “everything they need to feel safe”.

Slovakia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Slovakia, another neighboring country, had taken in 140,745 Ukrainian refugees as of Monday.

On February 24, the country’s prime minister, Eduard Heger, said: “Slovakia is ready to help every Ukrainian who asks for this help.”

Czech Republic

The number of refugees arriving in the country has doubled since Friday, Interior Minister Vit Rakošan said, with more than 100,000 refugees now in the Czech Republic, most arriving by train and car.

The surge in arrivals is close to overcrowding officials in processing centers with the Prague Congress Center being forced to close temporarily on Monday.

“We are dealing with a migrant crisis of unprecedented proportions,” Rakushan said, saying it was a “problem” most of whom were coming to the capital and the country now needed to reorganize support. “Our registration centers can serve between 8,000 to 10,000 applicants per day,” he told Reuters.

Moldova

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said one of the poorest countries in Europe, which relies heavily on Russian gas, had accepted 82,762 refugees from Ukraine by Sunday.

The government has expressed concerns about the possibility of being invaded by Russia, and is seeking to join the European Union.

Germany

About 30,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived so far, most of them. Polandaccording to reports released Monday.

Interior Minister Nancy Visser told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that this Germany It will take refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine regardless of their nationality.

France

Approximately 2,500 Ukrainians arrived FranceOn Sunday, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said some were then looking to travel to Spain and Portugal as well as the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Government Minister Roderick O’Gorman revealed on Tuesday that 2,200 Ukrainians have arrived in the country.

The day after the Russian invasion, the Irish government lifted all visa restrictions. He also instructed airlines to accept Ukrainians who do not have passports but have another form of identification such as a driver’s license or birth certificate.

United kingdom

On Monday evening, the Interior Ministry said it had granted entry visas to 300 Ukrainian refugees under the family scheme.

She said 17,700 applications to join relatives were also being examined. The second visa scheme prepared for Ukrainians, which involves sponsoring an organization or an individual, has not yet begun.

Boris Johnson has ruled out a third humanitarian plan, which Home Secretary Priti Patel has claimed is being explored.

The government is under pressure to speed up and simplify the visa process. Nowadays, applicants must hand in vital details and fill out complex forms.

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