The source added that since the end of February the total number of migrants arriving here from that country amounts to 1,098,326.
The exodus originated after the beginning of the military operation that Russia deployed in the Donbass at the request of the governments of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, under siege by the Ukrainian government for the last eight years.
At the time, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the operation is not targeted against civilian facilities but seeks to disable the Ukrainian war infrastructure, but several countries rushed to evacuate their diplomatic personnel and joined the sanctions imposed by the West.
The European Union activated several batteries of individual and sectoral sanctions aimed at inflicting the greatest possible damage to the Russian economy, according to the EU body.
Meanwhile, countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania expressed their willingness to receive refugees, and also accepted the deployment of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military troops, with the purpose of encircling Russia, the Kremlin reported. pgh/abo/mv/ehl