Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, 8 million Ukrainians have gone to the countries of the European Union (EU).

Ilva Johansson, the member responsible for internal affairs of the European Union (EU) Commission, informed APA.

About half of these persons are registered under EU temporary protection.

During his visit to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, Johansson gave information about Ukrainian refugees at a joint press conference with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denis Monastirsky.

Noting that the number of Ukrainians who took refuge in EU countries since the beginning of the war is 8 million, Johansson said that this figure is equal to the population of one EU country.

Johansson said that 4 million Ukrainians have applied and registered for temporary protection implemented by the EU, which provides opportunities such as living, working and studying.

Stating that some Ukrainians have returned to their countries, Johansson emphasized that Ukrainian asylum seekers can travel between their own countries and the EU country where they are seeking refuge.