million Ukrainian nationals have entered the EU from Ukraine and Moldova since
the beginning of Russia’s invasion in February. 4.7 million Ukrainians have
been recorded exiting the EU towards Ukraine during the same period.
the month of July, slightly more Ukrainians exited towards Ukraine (1.17
million) than entered the EU (1.16 million). This is roughly on the same level
as in June, when 1.09 million Ukrainians entered and 1.11 million exited the EU.
from Russia and Belarus have remained on the same level as in previous weeks: between
28 July to 3 August, 11 148 Ukrainian nationals arrived in the EU from Russia
and Belarus. 4 002 Ukrainians entered the two countries from the EU during the
the flows across the external border have stabilised over the summer, future
developments will depend on how the conflict evolves. Heavy fighting continues
in the south and east of Ukraine, as well as Russian missile strikes against
The number of internally
displaced people (IDPs) remains high: IOM data from July estimates the number
of IDPs in Ukraine as 6.64 million, more than in June (6.27 million) but down
from 7.1 million in May. 1.6 million of them are estimated to be in the western
Enduring numbers of IDPs may
have a long-term impact on the flow of refugees. Conflict intensification in
the south or any other new fronts could further increase the number of IDPs and
of people seeking refuge in the EU.
protraction of the conflict and a continued internal push sustain Russia’s
aggression in Ukraine could impact the Russia-EU borders. The risks for illegal
border crossings and use of fraudulent documents might increase in case Russia
will pursue with a more to aggressive recruitment tactics. The risks for
instrumentalization of migration flows by Russia and Belarus remain high.
continues to monitor the situation at the external borders. We currently have
259 officers and staff deployed to countries neighbouring Ukraine to support
national authorities with border control.