EU grants temporary protection to refugees fleeing Ukraine

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  • The EU member states decided today to grant grant temporary protection and residency permits to refugees fleeing Ukraine, reports AP.

  • According to the news wire, EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson said that millions more refugees were expected to move into the EU to seek shelter, employment and education for the young.

  • She said that "the EU stands united to save lives." Nearly a million people have already fled Ukraine.