People fleeing Ukraine cross into Romania
As Russia invades their country, Ukrainians fleeing conflict are crossing into bordering nations. Satellite images show miles of cars and trucks waiting to cross into Romania.
Updated February 27, 2022 at 7:28 AM ET
Since Russia's invasion into Ukraine on Thursday, some 368,000 Ukrainians have fled their country, according to the United Nations refugee agency. U.S. officials have estimated that the Russian invasion could produce between 1 million and 5 million refugees.
Satellite images show miles of vehicles attempting to cross into nearby Romania at the Siret border crossing. Poland and Slovakia are also bracing to accept refugees from Ukraine.
"In these tragic times, our thoughts are on the Ukrainian people, on all Ukrainian women, men and children, forced to live in terror, innocent and collateral victims of a war they do not understand and did not want," Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said Thursday.
Conflict in Kyiv intensified overnight into Saturday as Russian forces advanced on the Ukrainian capital. But U.S. officials say Russia has failed to take over any Ukrainian cities so far.
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