France plans to receive 2,500 Ukrainians

France plans to receive 2,500 Ukrainians who have sought refuge in Moldova, as part of an operation coordinated by the European Commission within the “voluntary countries”.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter that it was President Emmanuel Macron who decided to accept these refugees. “This is the first major operation of this kind,” the ministry said.
The UNHCR noted that as of March 10, there were 105,000 Ukrainians in Moldova, the impoverished country of 2.6 million people.
More than 1.5 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian offensive began on February 24, according to the United Nations.
About 10,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in France since the start of the Russian offensive, according to the Interior Ministry.

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