According to the United Nations, the count of migrants streaming over Ukraine’s borders has reached an important nadir. Russia’s blockade of major cities throughout Ukraine continued on Thursday, with Moscow claiming command of a city in southern Ukraine. Since Russian soldiers entered Ukraine a week ago, 1 million people have left over the country’s borders, according to the United Nations’ top refugee official.
The increased number of Ukrainian refugees represents slightly more than 2% of the nation’s 44 million inhabitants. As per the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost 50% of the refugees are in Poland, with Hungary, Moldova, and Slovakia rounding out the top five, while some have gone to other European countries.