Russia hosts most Ukrainian refugees – report – RT World News

More than 2.85 million displaced residents have fled to the country, with Poland ranking far behind as a sanctuary, according to Statista estimates.

Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homeland in 2022 resettled in Russia more than any other country, according to a Statista report published last week. He revealed that some 2,852,395 people left their conflict-ridden homeland for the neighboring country in October.

Behind Russia, far behind, is Poland, which hosted 1,529,355 Ukrainian refugees in December. Another 1,021,667 fled to Germany in November, while Czechia is hosting 467,862, according to figures from earlier this month.

While Russia and Poland border Ukraine and therefore present closer destinations for its inhabitants, Germany attracted an inordinate number of displaced people with its large financial aid, which amounted to €449 ($475) per month in June. Poland, by comparison, offered just over €15 ($16).

Since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine in February, 4.8 million Ukrainians have signed up for the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive, which guarantees refugees access to housing, healthcare, social assistance and other benefits, or other European refugee programs.

More than 7.8 million Ukrainians have been displaced this year in the conflict, which grew out of the previous eight years of fighting between the Western-backed government in Kyiv and what were then the independent republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. Under near-constant government bombardment despite a supposed ceasefire brokered by France and Germany, the eastern provinces are believed to have produced more than a million additional refugees during this period, many of whom fled to Russia. or elsewhere in Ukraine.

Russia sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, citing kyiv’s failure to implement the Minsk Accords, intended to give Donetsk and Luhansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that kyiv’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to save time andcreate powerful armed forces.

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbas republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. In September, Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, were incorporated into Russia following referendums.


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