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Russia’s invasion led to a million people fleeing Ukraine. That number could grow

A Ukrainian militia waves goodbye to his family evacuating Kyiv by train to western cities in Kyiv, Ukraine.
A Ukrainian militia waves goodbye to his family evacuating Kyiv by train to western cities in Kyiv, Ukraine.

More than a million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded last week.

It’s the largest mass exodus in Europe since the Balkan War in the 1990s. The U.N. warns that number could reach four million in the coming month.

Where are those who are leaving going? And why are some Ukrainians staying put?

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Paige Osburn