7 million 200 thousand of 11 million Ukrainians who had to leave their country due to the war have returned to the regions where the conflicts have decreased.
Due to the war between Russia and Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians had to leave their country.
Ukrainians, most of whom immigrated to border countries, also flocked to Turkey and EU countries.
However, the decrease in conflicts partially stopped the migration. 11 million Ukrainians, who had to leave their country, made their way back.
7 million returned
According to the United Nations report, 7 million 200 thousand of the 11 million Ukrainians who had to leave the country returned with the decrease of the conflict.
Of the 407 thousand 266 Ukrainians who came to Turkey as of February 26, 366 thousand 747 of them returned to their countries in the same way, on Poland and this country. The number of Ukrainians staying in Turkey was recorded as 40 thousand 519.
40 thousand Ukrainians left in Turkey
Vasyl Bodnar, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Ankara, noted that those who had to leave the country due to the war mostly went to border countries, “According to the data we have, more than 400 thousand Ukrainian citizens have entered Turkey since February 20, 2022. Most of them have returned to Ukraine or other countries. As of now, there are approximately 40 thousand Ukrainian citizens temporarily residing in Turkey. Mostly Our compatriots were going to Poland, returning to Ukraine from here or going to European countries. Families who left Ukraine with their own vehicles also return to Ukraine via Bulgaria-Romania. In fact, families from Ukraine waited far away for the conflict to pass the active phase, Then they returned to Ukraine and stated that they wanted to participate in the reconstruction of the country. said.
Bodnar stated that according to the United Nations report, 11 million citizens departed from Ukraine due to the war. “Of these, 7 million 200 thousand people have returned to Ukraine. But the process continues. Our people are returning to the places liberated from the occupation, we need to continue living there and revitalize those areas. I hope we will see the whole of Ukraine again within the borders of 1991,” he said. he said.
“Referendums will have no legal weight”
Bodnar also spoke about the referendum held in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia occupied by Russia. Bodnar stated that Russia wants to include these occupied lands in its country, “Such actions are a violation of international law, as well as a violation of humanitarian law. According to the principle of international law and territorial integrity, all the lands where the referendums will be declared belong to Ukraine. Neither Ukraine nor the citizens of Ukraine will have any legal weight in the referendums in question. We will continue to do so, as we have defended against the invaders before and cleared them from the invaders. We also know very well that Russia has already written aside the number of votes for the referendums it wants to hold in the said lands. It won’t be an obstacle to get it.” said.