The United Nations counts more than 6.3 million Ukrainian refugees in the world.
These figures were announced during a meeting of the UN Security Council by UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"At present, more than 6.3 million Ukrainians are refugees and about 5.1 million are internally displaced persons," said DiCarlo.
She noted that since the beginning of the war, about 4.75 million Ukrainians have returned to their homes, including 1.1 million from abroad.
"Although the majority of refugees and internally displaced persons want to return to their places of origin, a voluntary safe, and dignified return may not be possible for many, given the current security situation," the diplomat said.-
DiCarlo added that Ukraine "has become one of the most heavily mined countries in the world," so the UN is providing significant support to clear the country's territory of explosive devices.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 18/07/2023