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Neighboring Russian region sets up accommodation centers for people fleeing Ukraine unrest

March 12, 2014, 13:24 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Meanwhile, all districts of the Kursk region continue raising humanitarian aid
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MOSCOW, March 12. /ITAR-TASS/. A total of 192 temporary accommodation centers for people fleeing unrest in Ukraine have been set up in the Kursk region bordering on Ukraine, senator Vitaly Bogdanov said on Wednesday.

The senator representing the region in the Federation Council upper house said these centers were designed to accommodate 44,000 people, with 33 of them situated in areas bordering on Ukraine capable to give shelter to 7,000 people.

The senator said the regional administration had taken “all necessary measures to help ethnic Russians from Ukraine as well as other Ukrainian nationals” amid the crisis.

Meanwhile, all districts of the Kursk region continue raising humanitarian aid, the first batch of which will go to Ukraine already on Wednesday.

Earlier, the Federation Council suggested the setting up of centers that would offer legal, financial, material and technical support to Ukrainian nationals moving to their relatives or friends Russia to escape outrage, violence and riots in Ukraine.

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