Due to the Russian invasion, several million Ukrainians are fleeing, mainly to other European countries, and a large number of them to Germany. According to the Interior Ministry, hundreds of thousands have been seeking shelter at least temporarily since February 24.
Almost 970,000 refugees from the country have registered in Germany since the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine began almost six months ago. As the Federal Ministry of the Interior reported on request, exactly 967,288 people were recorded in the central register of foreigners last Saturday who entered the country in connection with the war that began on February 24.
The Ministry points out that a significant number of them may have returned or traveled to other countries. There is no concrete number of how many refugees from Ukraine are currently in Germany.
According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, around 350,000 of the around 970,000 registered refugees are children and around 455,000 are adult women. 97 percent of the refugees are Ukrainian nationals. People from third countries who were in Ukraine when the war began are also fleeing.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, a good 82,000 Ukrainians have attended an integration course since February 24 or are currently attending one. The vast majority of them therefore take part in the general integration course, which primarily teaches language skills, but also knowledge of the legal system, history and culture of Germany. There are also more specific courses, for example for parents, young people or for learning the second script.