Life began to be disturbed in Ukraine, some people went to neighboring countries

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A group of people from the separatist region crossed the border into Russia at the Avilo-Uspenka gun on February 24 – Photo: AFP

Officials in European Union countries bordering Ukraine, including Romania and Slovakia, say there is currently no large influx of refugees from Ukraine, but local media and eyewitnesses say pedestrians are crossing. border crossings are increasing.

According to Reuters news agency, the Medyka border gate in Poland, which is normally quiet, suddenly had dozens of new arrivals on February 24. Some carry luggage and travel with children.

Alexander Bazhanov left his home in Eastern Ukraine with his wife and young children to enter Poland. They only brought light things and walked on the last leg after crossing the border into Poland.

34-year-old Bazhanov from Mariupol, 113 kilometers from Donetsk, decided to go to Poland after learning about the Russian military action from a colleague. “I don’t have any emotions other than fear,” Bazhanov said.

Central European countries bordering Ukraine have been preparing for weeks to welcome an influx of people seeking safety in the face of border tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

The route through Medyka village is used by many people because the two sides have been able to go back and forth for shopping or tourism for a long time.

The line of people waiting to enter Poland was more crowded on the morning of February 24. Some said they fear Russian military forces will enter Ukraine.

Meanwhile, in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, the situation has begun to be chaotic, some people run down to the metro to hide, some people queue to buy necessities, cars follow to leave Kiev and many people line up. Long lines in front of the withdrawal point to withdraw cash.

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Cars line up in front of a gas station in the city of Lviv, western Ukraine on February 24 – Photo: AFP

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People queue to withdraw cash at an ATM in the city of Lviv, western Ukraine on February 24 – Photo: AFP

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The line of cars left the capital Kiev (Ukraine) on February 24 – Photo: REUTERS

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People at Kiev airport on February 24 – Photo: REUTERS

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People wait for a bus to the west of the country in the capital Kiev on February 24 – Photo: REUTERS

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People at a subway station in the capital Kiev, Ukraine on February 24 – Photo: REUTERS

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Busy vehicles waiting to fill up at a gas station in the capital Kiev, Ukraine on February 24 – Photo: REUTERS

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People wait in traffic jam as many people want to leave Kharkiv city in Kharkiv region, Ukraine February 24 – Photo: REUTERS

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A woman pushes a baby stroller as her family walks through the border gate into the village of Medyka, Poland on February 24 – Photo: REUTERS

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