New figures from the UN reveal that the war in Ukraine has resulted in more than 8 million refugees.
They also reveal that over six million refugees from Ukraine have been registered.
New data from UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) shows that the number of people fleeing violence, conflict, persecution, and violence has surpassed 100 million. This is due to the conflict in Ukraine as well as other devastating wars.
“One hundred millions is a striking figure, sobering as well as alarming. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees said that it was a record that shouldn’t have been set.
He said: “The international response for people fleeing wars in Ukraine has been overwhelming positive.
“Compassion is alive, and we need a similar mobilization for all crises across the globe.
“But, ultimately, humanitarian assistance is a palliative and not a treatment. Peace and stability are the only way to reverse this trend so innocent people don’t have to choose between precarious flight or acute danger at home.
These figures were revealed by Boris Johnson , the UK Prime Minister, in an open letter to children from Ukraine. Many of these children had to flee their homes and were forced to leave. He praised them as role models for all children and adults.
He tells them that “we in the UK won’t forget you” in it.
Andrzej Duba, the Polish president, was the first foreign leader to address the Ukrainian parliament since the Russian invasion.
He stated to the assembled politicians that “worrying voices” had been heard, and suggested that Ukraine should submit to President Vladimir Putin’s demands.
He stressed that only Ukraine can decide its future… and nothing about Ukraine without you.
“If Ukraine is given up for…economic reasons or political ambitions – even a centimetre of its territory, it will be a devastating blow not only to the Ukrainian nation but also for the whole West.
Other important developments:
* Ukraine and Poland will establish a joint border control and jointly work on a railway company. This will facilitate the movement of people and increase Ukraine’s export potential.
* Pussyriot activist Lucy Shtein told Sky’s Sophy Ridge Russians that they are being “brainwashed”. She stated that even if the war is called “a war”, you are still in trouble.
* Unverified figures from Ukraine’s defense ministry claim that almost 30.000 Russians were killed in the conflict. 1,285 tanks were destroyed and 204 aircraft were also destroyed.
* Russia’s Gazprom has stopped gas exports from Finland. Russia wants all countries to pay in roubles for gas supplies due to sanctions that were imposed after Moscow’s invasion Ukraine. But Finland is refusing to do this.
Many delegates also spoke out about Ukraine at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
One, Ivana KYlmpush-Tsintsadze (a former Ukrainian minister) stated to Sky News that she believed Europe’s dependence on Russian oil was funding the rape, murder, and kidnapping of Ukrainian children.
She stated that Western countries and companies must end “business as usual” with Moscow and called for an increase in heavy weapons supplies, a total oil and gas embargo and tighter sanctions.
“If you pay Russian companies oil and gas, you are giving them the resources to destroy our towns, villages, kill our children, rape our elderly and babies, and destroy our country.”