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More than 2.5 million Ukrainians who fled to Poland since February 24 left the country

More than 2.5 million Ukrainians who fled to Poland since February 24 left the country

Over 2.5 million of the 4.5 million people who arrived in Poland from Ukraine since the end of February have left the country. This was announced on July 4 by the Polish Border Guard.

“Since February 24, Border Guard officers have registered 4.529 million people at checkpoints in the direction from Ukraine to Poland,” the report says.

According to the Polish border service, 24.1 thousand people from Ukraine arrived in Poland over the past 24 hours.

At the same time, slightly more people leave in the opposite direction than arrive in Poland. Last Sunday, 28.9 thousand people left the country in the direction of Ukraine. A total of 2.592 million people have left the republic since February 24.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Poland, now about 1.5 million arrivals from Ukraine remain in the country. Most of them are women with children.

About 500,000 Ukrainian refugees who received an individual personal PESEL number in Poland are people of working age, and more than 250,000 of them have already started legal work.

On July 1, it was reported that residents of Warsaw took to the streets of the Polish capital with protests due to the large influx of Ukrainian refugees.

It is known that the Polish authorities have already terminated some programs to help refugees from Ukraine. For example, from July 1, Polish citizens will no longer receive benefits for the maintenance of migrants. In addition, Ukrainians who came to the country were deprived of the right to free travel. These measures apply to those migrants who arrived in Poland at the end of February. New ones can still count on state assistance within 120 days.