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Russia claims that more than 5 million Ukrainians have arrived in the country since the start of the invasion

More than 5 million Ukrainian refugees have come to Russia since February, when the Russian military campaign began in the neighboring country, according to official sources, quoted by the TASS agency.

According to the latest data, more than 5 million refugees (from Ukraine) have arrived on the territory of Russia, including 721,000 children.”, indicates the agency.

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Currently some 42,000 people are in temporary reception points, while the rest are staying with relatives or have left Russia for third countries.

Last November, Russia claimed that it hosted more than 4.5 million refugees from Ukraine, and “all had come to the country voluntarily”.

In a session of the UN Security Council, dedicated to refugees in the world, Russia was pointed out by several Western countries for having caused one of the fastest mass forced displacements in recent times, with 14 million people forced to flee. leave their homes, according to figures from the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.

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While, according to Moscow, Western countries “They are at the origin of mass migrations” for “have imposed their geopolitical experiments on weak countries”, among which he cited Syria, Libya and Afghanistan.

Russia insists that it provides the Ukrainian refugees with accommodation, schools for the children, social benefits, medical care and jobs, as well as monthly payments.

Source: Elcomercio

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