BUDAPEST – AA: The number of Ukrainian refugees in Hungary exceeded 200,000 on Thursday, taking the total number of those who have fled to 2.3 million.
Stating that his country condemns the attack on Ukraine, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjarto said they will continue to support Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
More than 2.3 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched a war on its neighbor late February, according to the UN refugee agency.
Most of those fleeing Ukraine, more than 1.4 million, have arrived in neighboring Poland, with 214,000 entering Hungary, over 165,000 going to Slovakia, 84,000 to Romania, and more than 82,000 to Moldova.
Nearly 260,000 refugees have gone to other unnamed European countries.
The UN refugee agency said that 97,000 people have fled to Russia as 96,000 of them moved from the breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk regions between Feb. 18 and Feb. 23.
That was before the Russian war on Ukraine on Feb. 24.
The International Organization for Migration said it had helped almost 100 third-country nationals from Tunisia, Ghana, and Lebanon, who fled the war in Ukraine, to return safely to their countries of origin voluntarily.
Among them were 77 Tunisians forced to flee to Romania and Poland, three Lebanese nationals who moved to Romania, and 17 Ghanaian students. Seven other students will leave for Ghana on Thursday.