Quarter of Ukrainians flee their homes due to Russian aggression – UK intelligence
With its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has provoked a displacement crisis, which results in a huge number of refugees and IDPs
This is reported by UK intelligence.
As noted in the report, on June 29, the Ukrainian authorities announced the evacuation of 139,000 people from the combat zones in the government-controlled areas of the Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kherson regions.
The intelligence says that this is only part of a wider displacement crisis in Ukraine. The UN estimates that 6.3 million Ukrainians remain refugees and more than 5 million are internally displaced.
“With a pre-war population of 44 million, a quarter of Ukrainians remain forced from their homes as a result of Russia’s invasion,” the report says.
According to the Ukrainian human rights ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets, more than 8 million Ukrainians have become refugees. Of these, more than 5 million have applied for temporary resident status in neighboring Western European countries.