On Tuesday, the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine reached 2 million.

“... for every mother, what can be worse?”

Ukrainian Yelena Makarova crossed into Poland from Ukraine with her mother and teenage daughter – a few of the 2 million refugees fleeing the country.

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mar 8, 2022

  • Makarova left her father, husband and brother behind in Ukraine.
  • "Safe corridors" for civilian passage have not been widely established as Russian shelling continues.
  • Why It Matters: "The number of refugees reached 2 million on Tuesday, according to the United Nations, the fastest exodus Europe has seen since World War II." (Associated Press)

‘Some kind of terrible dream’ for Ukrainian women refugees

Here's a collection of images by the Associated Press.

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