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Around 350,000 refugees have entered Poland from Ukraine, says deputy minister

Randy Mancini 7 Mar 1
FILE PHOTO: People fleeing Russian invasion of Ukraine arrive at the Polish border town of Medyka
FILE PHOTO: People who fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine search for mobile phone connection as others wait for a lift at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland, February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

March 1, 2022

WARSAW (Reuters) – Around 350,000 people have entered Poland from Ukraine since Russia invaded the country, a Polish deputy interior minister said on Tuesday.

“Over the last 24 hours 100,000 people crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border,” Maciej Wasik told public broadcaster Polskie Radio 1. “In total, since Thursday, there have already been 350,000 refugees.”

(Reporting by Alan Charlish and Pawel Florkiewicz)