Since Russia moved its troops into Ukraine on February 24 and mounted what has been described by the West as a ‘full-scale’ invasion, thousands of refugees have fled the eastern European country to avoid the deadly military conflict that has already taken hundreds of lives on both sides. As far as numbers go, more than 500,000 refugees had fled Ukraine since the invasion began, as per UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. Additionally, the Ukrainian border control service on Monday said that another 120,000 Ukrianians had left the country in the past 24 hours, and the refugee situation is expected to worsen if hostilities between Russia and Ukraine do not come to an end soon.

Refugees fleeing conflict in neighboring Ukraine arrive to Przemysl, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022.
efugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022.
Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining-up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Udobne, Ukraine, Feb. 26, 2022.
A child is accompanied by a soldier as refugees from Ukraine arrive to the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, Feb. 27, 2022.
Servicemen set up beds at a humanitarian center for refugees coming from Ukraine at the Moldovan-Ukrainian border, in Palalanca, Moldova, Feb. 25, 2022.
An employee of the Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication, SMURD, hands out bags of food to refugees that fled the conflict from neighbouring Ukraine at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Feb. 27, 2022.