Ukrainian refugees increase to 8.3 million – United Nations

The United Nations said on Tuesday that 8.3 million Ukrainian will lately flee as refugees. The number of refugees has increased up from the some 5.2 million who already fled from the war.

The UN refugee agency, which initially had forecast that up to four million people would flee the war in Ukraine. It said it would need $1.85 billion to support the refugees hosted in neighboring countries.

The Russian forces occupied the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, later it annexed by Russia, while pro-Russia separatists simultaneously engaged the Ukrainian military in an armed conflict for control over eastern Ukraine. These events marked the beginning of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War.

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