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MADRID, 16 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has estimated that 4.8 million people have left Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion bound for other countries, according to its latest balance published this Saturday.
The estimates, made from official sources and updated as of Friday, place Poland as the main host country for another day by a wide difference, having received more than half of the Ukrainian refugees (2.7 million).
Next is Romania, which has taken in 730,000 refugees; Russia, with 484,000 refugees; Hungary (450,000); Moldova (421,000 refugees) and Slovakia (332,000), for a total of 4,836,445 identified refugees.
In the run-up to the invasion of Russia, the United States warned that more than five million Ukrainians could leave the country during the conflict, which began on February 24, in what has become the fastest population exodus in history. recorded in Europe since World War II.