Photos: Ukrainians Flee To Borders En Masse

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians escape the war by crossing borders to the west in search of safety.

Photos: Ukrainians Flee To Borders En Masse
Ukrainian people leave a train that carried 275 people to Zahony, Hungary, a border town with Ukraine

 

 

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are all fleeing from the war and crossing borders to west in search of safety as Russia pounded their capital and other cities with air raids. Cars were also backed up for several kilometres at some border crossings as authorities in the Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova mobilised to

 

receive them, offering shelter, food and legal help. The UN refugee agency has said about 150,000 people have so far fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries in the wake of the Russian invasion. Some walked through the night while others escaped the east of the country by train, car or bus. Many were also greeted by awaiting

 

 

relatives and friends. With the world revolted at Russia’s unprovoked attack on the Ukraine too, there was also a huge outpouring of support for the fleeing Ukrainians. The largest numbers were arriving in Poland - 115,000 - where nearly two million Ukrainians have also already settled to work in recent years, driven away by Russia’s first incursion when it annexed Crimea in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

A woman pushes a baby stroller after crossing the border from Ukraine at the Romania-Ukraine border in Siret, Romania

 

 

Refugees from Ukraine arrive at the Medyka border crossing in Poland

 

 

Infant sisters wait at a checkpoint run by volunteers after arriving from Ukraine and crossing the border into Beregsurany, Hungary. Hungary has extended legal protection to those fleeing the Russian invasion

 

 

Ukrainian people wait at a train station in Zahony, Hungary, a border town, after arriving on a train that carried 275 people

 

 

Ukrainian refugees are offered warm clothes as they arrive at the Medyka border crossing in Poland

 

 

Ukrainians walk to Moldova at Mayaky-Udobne border crossing

 

 

A person fleeing from Ukraine sits after arriving in Slovakia in Vysne Nemecke

 

 

Ukrainian people leave a train in Zahony, Hungary, a border town

 

 

Slovak soldiers and volunteers help Ukrainian refugees after they crossed the border in Vysne Nemecke, eastern Slovakia