Border Guard: around 4,300 Ukrainians have come to Latvia

Around 4,300 Ukrainian refugees have entered Latvia so far, arriving from Poland, Chief of the State Border Guard Guntis Pujāts told Latvian Television March 10.

Some of the refugees do not plan to stay in Latvia. Some lack the documents needed to travel. More than 80 people have been assisted in this respect so far.

At the help center, more than 1,100 persons have been assisted, and 631 have been housed in tourist accommodation. 

Russian citizens who have residence permits are also entering Latvia. Pujāts said that there was no increased influx: the number of people was estimated at under a hundred.

Meanwhile, over the past four days, the number of people trying to cross the border between Latvia and Belarus has decreased. Nine migrants tried to illegally enter Latvia on Wednesday, one of them was allowed in for humanitarian reasons. The figures were similar in previous days. Compared with the time before the war in Ukraine, the reduction is great. At the highest point, for example, in mid-December, the border guard recorded more than 100 attempts to enter Latvia illegally across the border of Latvia-Belarus.

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