Over 100,000 Ukrainians flee to Poland amid attacks

The Polish government says over 100,000 people have crossed the border into Poland from Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began on Thursday.

“From the onset of warfare in Ukraine through today, along the entire border with Ukraine, 100,000 people have crossed the border from Ukraine into Poland,” Deputy Interior Minister Pawel Szefernaker told reporters on Saturday in the border village of Medyka, southeastern Poland.

“Since 7am the Ukrainian side has closed part of the lanes for cars and allowed pedestrian traffic,” Szefernaker continued.

“The queue on the Ukrainian side should decrease.”

He said 90 percent of the refugees have places to go in Poland, such as the homes of friends or family, but that the remainder are seeking help at nine reception centres set up along the border.

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“Most of the arrivals were women and children as well as men outside the 18-to-60 age range who face conscription in Ukraine,” he added.

The centres offer meals and medical care, a place to rest as well as any necessary information.

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