More than 700,000 refugees from Ukraine have been registered in Germany so far, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag writes today, citing data from the Ministry of Interior.
Since the start of the war in Ukraine on February 24 and May 11, 727,205 people have been registered in Germany’s Central Register of Foreigners, 93% of whom have Ukrainian citizenship, according to the Welt publication.
A significant number of them may have continued their journey to other EU countries or returned to Ukraine, he added.
About 40% of Ukrainian refugees are minors and women make up 81% of the registered adult refugees, Welt also notes.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted the mass deportation of Ukrainians, with more than 8 million displaced within their country, according to a recent report by the International Organization for Migration.
The number of those who left Ukraine has exceeded 6 million, while it is the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, according to a statement issued on Thursday by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.