Russia news: 4M Ukrainian refugees may flee to neighboring countries in coming months

More than 2 million people have already left Ukraine since Russia invaded on Feb. 24, according to data released Tuesday from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The U.N. estimates that 12 million people within Ukraine will need relief and protection while 4 million Ukrainian refugees who have left to neighboring countries may need protection and assistance in the coming months, a Ukraine situation update from the UNHCR released Wednesday states.

A man looks up from his cot, at a reception center for displaced persons from Ukraine at the border crossing in Korczowa, Poland, Saturday, March 5, 2022. (Olivier Douliery, Pool Photo via AP)

A man looks up from his cot, at a reception center for displaced persons from Ukraine at the border crossing in Korczowa, Poland, Saturday, March 5, 2022. (Olivier Douliery, Pool Photo via AP)

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