In an unprecedented exodus in recent European history, more than 1.2 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in neighboring countries since the start of the Russian invasion last week, the United Nations High Commissioner said on Friday. for refugees, Filippo Grandi.
But many others have stayed to fight.
The Ukrainian government has enacted martial law and forced men between the ages of 18 and 60 to stay in the country in order to defend it against Russian attack.
It has led to heartbreaking scenes at train and bus stations across the country as children say goodbye to their fathers and wives bid farewell to their husbands.