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Russian Attacks May Prompt Increased Refugee Flows from Ukraine
Russian Attacks May Prompt Increased Refugee Flows from Ukraine

Author(s): Maria Piechowska
Subject(s): Security and defense, Migration Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields, Russian Aggression against Ukraine
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Ukraine; Russia; war; refugees; migration;
Summary/Abstract: Russia is continuing its intensive attacks on critical infrastructure in Ukraine. These are deliberate actions that violate international humanitarian law and are aimed at breaking the morale of Ukrainian society. Power outages mean that many towns and villages are not only without heating but also without water. Further devastation and the difficulty of repairs could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe. Most of the population will try to survive the winter in their current residences or by resettling in smaller towns. Increased refugee movement across borders, especially to Poland, is also possible.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English