The truth is out. Around half of those Ukrainian people claiming to be refugees who crossed the EU borders have already returned.
Flows of new 'refugees' are now at pre-covid levels.
Hmm... What has happened?
Well, to find out read this article: https://m.dw.com/en/flow-of-ukrainians-entering-the-eu-back-at-pre-war-levels/a-62430721
However, I think we can safely say that none of the people returning to a significantly less vibrant Ukraine were refugees. They were economic migrants taking advantage of the open doors of the EU. They had been granted the access that they thought they would get when Ukraine signed the sham EU Association Agreement after the 2014 coup.
Now, even with protected access for years to come, they trot back home, back to where life is better for people unqualified to work in the EU as anything more than carers for the aged or as cleaners of toilets.
If things were so bad in the places they left, surely having a living income, housing, and social benefits from Germany and elsewhere would be better?
Are there genuine refugees? Sure! They can be found among those who are staying.
Of course, among those staying are the rich kids like the couple I saw the other day at an upmarket beach bar on the Costa Blanca. Young lad with his very hot Ukrainian girlfriend, driving his dad's Ukrainian registered Tesla Model S.
No refugee he and they're going nowhere until Ukraine settles the conflict and he can go home without recriminations about not defending his country.
But, yeah, for sure there are genuine refugees not draft dodgers on an extended vaykay in Daddy's villa. Some, and I have met a few, have started building new lives, new businesses in a new country. Some are baking bread for low wages in rural factories. But when I see that around 3 million people have chosen to go back to a better life in Ukraine then I know they were not refugees.