Ukraine war: More than 1.3 million have fled since Russian invasion

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Deserted suitcase and a baby cart are left beside the road as Ukrainian refugees flee Russian invasion at a border crossing in Medyka, Poland, on March 2, 2022.
Deserted suitcase and a baby cart are left beside the road as Ukrainian refugees flee Russian invasion at a border crossing in Medyka, Poland, on March 2, 2022.   -   Copyright  AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu

More than 1.3 million Ukrainians have fled their homeland in just over a week, the latest figures from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reveal.

In the 10 days since Russia's invasion, 1.37 million people have left Ukraine.

Of those that left between 24 February and 4 March, more than half went to Poland. Hungary and Moldova were the second most popular choices.

A further 133,000 Ukrainians sought refuge in "other European countries". The UNHCR did not specify which ones.

More than 53,000 have meanwhile crossed the border into Russia. These come on top of the 96,000 people who evacuated separatist-held areas in eastern Ukraine in the days leading to the assault. A further 406 headed for Belarus.