“At that stage over a million had crossed the border. He said he could see multiples of that crossing over. He went as far as to say he could see 4.5 million to 5 million or more crossing the border.” Such an exodus would represent “just 10 per cent of Ukrainian population” so numbers could exceed that quickly once humanitarian corridors were in place, she added.
Ireland would be expected to take two per cent of those, if they were willing to come, she confirmed.
Ireland is a member of the EU but not NATO.