War in Ukraine live updates: The U.N. predicts more than 8 million people will flee Ukraine as refugees

Mykolaiv, Port City Near Black Sea, Faces Continued Shelling
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People wait in line for an evacuation bus this week in the Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv.

The number is more than double what the U.N.'s refugee agency projected in February when Russia invaded the country. The vast majority of those who have already left are women and children.

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