17 Oct 2022 13:41

Ukrainian State Border Service updates statistics on people crossing western borders

MOSCOW. Oct 17 (Interfax) - The number of people leaving Ukraine through its western borders declined by about 3,000 people to 250,000 people between October 8 and 14 compared to the previous week, while the number of those entering Ukraine in this period dropped by 26,000 to 239,000, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to the State Border Service's social media post.

The number of cars crossing the border declined last week to 125,000 from 133,000, while the number of vehicles carrying humanitarian aid increased slightly to 494 from 485, it said.

The number of non-Ukrainian citizens who entered Ukraine on October 14 had reached about 10,000, marking substantial growth from a maximum of 6,000-7,000 recorded in the previous days.

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency's reports as of October 11, a total of 14.031 million people have left Ukraine during the time of the crisis, including 6.782 million for Poland, 2.852 million for Russia (as of October 3), 1.549 million for Hungary, 1.324 million for Romania, nearly 852,000 for Slovakia, over 654,000 for Moldova, and around 16,700 for Belarus.

At the same time, 6.715 million people entered Ukraine from February 28 to October 11 (without data relevant to Hungary, Russia, and Belarus taken into account), the UN Refugee Agency said.