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the invasion of Ukraine causes more than a million refugees

The The number of refugees due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in which the eighth day of fighting begins this Thursday, already exceeds one million peoplesaid the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi.

“In just seven days we have witnessed the exodus of a million refugees from Ukraine to neighboring countries”, Filippo Grandi said this morning through Twitter. “For many millions more, inside Ukraine, it is time for the guns to fall silent, so that life-saving humanitarian assistance can be delivered.”

Grandi will assess the situation of the refugees during a visit to Romania, Moldova and Poland, three of the receiving countries, to guarantee governments the support of UNHCR, as he himself said through the social network Twitter.

More than half of the refugees have gone to Poland and some thousands have already arrived in third countries, such as the Czech Republic, where there is a significant Ukrainian community.

Lavrov and “nuclear” war

As the West tightens its sanctions against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov assured that US President Joe Biden knows that the only alternative to sanctions against Russia is a Third World War and that it would be “a devastating nuclear war”. , in statements to Qatari television Al Jazeera.

However, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, María Zajárova, affirmed that her country under no circumstances intends to press “the red nuclear button”after the recent order of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to put in “special service regime” the Russian nuclear forces.

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Last minute of the war between Russia and Ukraine

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