According to official data of the State Service of Ukraine for Emergencies, at the beginning of December, 514 thousand people had to flee the conflict. "Many residents of the country seek international protection, - said spokesman William Spindler UNHCR. -Thus, about 233 thousand Ukrainians appealed to the Russian authorities to have grant refugee status or asylum".
The total number of Ukrainians who have applied for a residence permit in the neighboring countries is estimated at 317 thousand people. Most of them are in Russia, Belarus and Poland.
The flow of Ukrainians to Europe continues. By the end of October, 8,936 Ukrainians asked asylum in the European Union.This is ten times more than in 2013.