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Ukraine: Number of refugees reaches 2 million, UN says

The head of the UN's refugee agency has said the number of people fleeing Ukraine has now reached 2 million. Filippo Grandi warned the second wave of refugees is likely to be more vulnerable than the first.

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EU leaders are in Brussels to discuss the membership bids of Ukraine and Moldova. Meanwhile, the European Parliament has voted heavily in favor of the two countries' getting candidate status.
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