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Germany received over 200 asylum applications from Russians in April – ministry – Metro US

Germany received over 200 asylum applications from Russians in April – ministry

The national flag of Russia flies atop the Russian embassy
The national flag of Russia flies atop the Russian embassy as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has registered a slight increase in the number of Russian nationals applying for asylum since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, an Interior Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.

In April, the second full month of the war, 222 people from Russia applied for asylum in Germany, the spokesperson said at a regular government news conference in Berlin.

(Reporting by Rachel More; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

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