The war in Ukraine. 183rd day of Russia’s invasion. Live

Almost one million Russian citizens have legally entered the European Union since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine February 24, of which over 60 percent crossed the border with Estonia or Finland – according to data from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), discussed on Thursday by the Estonian ERR portal. Most of the Russians then returned to their country.

According to the statistics of the EU agency since the beginning of the war, the border with Estonia has been crossed by almost 282 thousand. Russian citizensa in the case of Finland, the figure is almost 330 thousand.

The remaining European countries bordering Russia also recorded significant numbers of incoming Russian citizens during this period. In the case of Lithuania, which borders the Kaliningrad Oblast, it was approx. 132.5 thousand. Russians and about 142.5 thousand. Belarusians.

To Polandalso bordering the Kaliningrad Oblast, about 26.5 thousand entered at that time. Russian citizens.

Norway, which belongs to the Schengen area but not to the European Union and which also shares a border with the Russian Federation recorded the arrival over 8 thousand Russians. In turn, Latvia, which immediately after the invasion of Ukraine stopped issuing Schengen visas to Russian citizens and introduced restrictions for Russians who have Schengen visas issued by other countries, came to around 35,000. people.

The Russians are also using third countries such as Georgia, Turkey, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates to enter the EU.

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