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UN: Over 520,000 Ukrainian Refugees Have Fled After Russian Invasion

More than half a million Ukrainian refugees have arrived in neighboring countries since Russia launched its unprovoked invasion
Ukrainian refugees waiting outside a bus taking them over the border into neighboring Poland on Feb. 25. Photo: Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images
Ukrainian refugees waiting outside a bus taking them over the border into neighboring Poland on Feb. 25. Photo: Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images

More than half a million Ukrainian refugees have arrived in neighboring countries since Russia launched its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the UN refugee agency said on Twitter Monday, warning that the number is expected to steadily rise.

What they're saying: "I am seriously concerned about the likely and serious escalation in the number of arrivals... We may have just seen the beginning," UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told the UN Security Council Monday.

  • "I have worked in refugee crises for almost 40 years and I have rarely seen such an incredibly fast rising exodus of people," he added.

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