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Polish rail carriers transport Ukrainian refugees to Germany, Czechia

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Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, until April 1, 834 trainloads of refugees have left Poland for Germany and the Czech Republic carrying almost 300,000 refugees, the infrastructure ministry announced on Friday.

The ministry said in a statement that out of the 834 trains leaving Warsaw, western Wroclaw, eastern Przemysl and Chelm and southern Krakow, 661 were scheduled services and 173 were extra services only for refugees. The trains carried 298,700 Ukrainian refugees to the two neighbouring countries.

The ministry reported that Polish rail companies are working closely with their German and Czech counterparts to run additional special services.

The Ministry of Infrastructure also said that since the outbreak of war, a total of 2,022 rail services have run from the Polish-Ukrainian border, of which 1,609 were scheduled and 413 were additional services for refugees.


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