Roughly 1.2 million people have fled Ukraine since Feb. 24 amid Russias invasion, according to data from the United Nations refugee agency. 

Those figures are up from the 1 million people the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reported on Wednesday, and the development underscores the wider humanitarian implications that the conflict has created.

Between Feb. 24 and Monday at midnight, more than 500 Ukrainian civilians died from the conflict, according to the U.N. agency, but those figures are likely higher now. 


Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that close to 6,000 Russian soldiers had died since the start of their invasion into Ukraine. 

The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed on Wednesday, in contrast, that only 498 of its soldiers had died from the conflict. 

While Russia has made some inroads into Ukraine, seizing its first city on Wednesday, the capital of Kyiv has not yet been claimed by Russian forces.

Governments, celebrities, athletes and organizations have widely condemned the conflict, including even some allies of Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinKennedy Center lights up in blue and yellow to show support for UkraineRussian opera star ditches Met performances to avoid Putin rebuke DHS grants temporary immigration status to all Ukrainians in the USMORE. 

Putin thought the West and NATO wouldnt respond. He thought he could divide us at home, in this chamber, in this nation. He thought he could divide us in Europe as well. But Putin was wrong. We are ready. We are united, President BidenJoe BidenFire breaks out at major nuclear plant in Ukraine amid fightingRussia inflames political war over gas prices, oil drilling On The Money Push to block Russian imports hits wallMORE said during his first State of the Union address on Tuesday.