More than 5.7 million Ukrainian refugees have fled to the European Union since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
At the same time, according to a statement issued today by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), about 2.8 million Ukrainians left the European Union for their country during the same period, TheSchengen.com reports.
The Frontex report shows that the number of Ukrainians returning has remained stable in recent weeks. Meanwhile, between June 8 and 14, more Ukrainians registered to join the European Union than returned to Ukraine.
“The number of Ukrainians who entered the EU from Russia and Belarus remained constant. From June 8 to 14, about 1,470 Ukrainian citizens arrived in the EU via Belarus and 7,400 through Russia.
After February, about 6.6 million EU entries were registered at border crossings from Ukraine and Moldova into Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, excluding entries made by citizens of Moldova and Romania.
According to the agency, the Romanian and Polish borders are still under great pressure.
“Land routes for transporting grain from Ukraine operate through the border crossing points of the two countries, resulting in queues for trucks of up to 20 kilometers,” the statement read.
Data provided by the UN Refugee Agency shows that Poland has taken in the largest number of refugees from Ukraine to date, with a total of 4,001,921.
On the other hand, Romania opened its doors to 659,009 Ukrainian refugees.
This data also revealed that other countries neighboring Ukraine have also received a large number of refugees from this country:
Russian Federation (1,230,800) Republic of Moldova (502,716) Slovakia (510,014) Hungary (782,742) Belarus (16,655)
According to an earlier Frontex report, published on June 6, border traffic remained stable with no significant border congestion. In addition, about 144 trucks of humanitarian aid enter the eastern European country every day.
Frontex continues to monitor refugee flows to facilitate border crossings and support evacuation corridors. Currently, there are 278 employees deployed in the neighboring countries of Ukraine. Moreover, 477 officers and staff have been deployed along the eastern land borders of the European Union, including 340 in countries bordering Ukraine, to support national authorities in border control.
Previously, the agency revealed that since the start of the war in late February, more than 6.3 million refugees have entered the EU from Ukraine and Moldova.