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Since 9 May, more people have been entering Ukraine than leaving

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 12:38
Since 9 May, more people have been entering Ukraine than leaving


PHOTO: State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Since 9 May, the flow of people entering Ukraine across its western border has exceeded the flow of people leaving for the fifth day in a row. The total net inflow to Ukraine during these days amounted to 31,000 people – the highest figure recorded since the beginning of the war.


Source: State Border Guard service Ukraine; Interfax-Ukraine

Details: Over 24 hours on 14 May, almost 84,000 people and more than 20,000 vehicles crossed Ukraine’s western borders with the EU and Moldova.

More than 37,000 people left Ukraine over the past 24 hours. Over 22,000 of them crossed the border into Poland; the rest went to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

"In recent days, there has been a steady increase in the number of citizens returning to Ukraine. Almost 46,000 people entered the country over the past 24 hours, and more than 42,000 of them were Ukrainians," the Ukrainian border service reported.

In the past 24 hours, the number of registered vehicles bringing humanitarian aid fell to 259 from 279 the day before, while the number of vehicles crossing the border, on the other hand, rose from 18,000 to more than 20,000.

According to information posted by the Polish Border Guard Service on Twitter, 31,500 people entered Ukraine on 14 May and 27,000 the day before. In the opposite direction, the flow was 22,900, compared to 21,200 on Saturday.

According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, as of 13 May, 6,111,000 people have left Ukraine since the war began (excluding the flow for entry), including 3,316,000 who went to Poland, 957,980 to Romania and Moldova, 800,100 to Russia, 594,660 to Hungary, 415,400 to Slovakia, and 27,310 to Belarus.

The State Border Guard Service says that 1,699,000 people have entered Ukraine since 28 February.