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Refugees from Ukraine should receive aid before end of this week

June 30, 2014, 14:43 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The number of Ukrainian refugees in Russian regions’ temporary accommodation centers has reached 17,000

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Ukrainian refugees in Crimea

Ukrainian refugees in Crimea

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MOSCOW, June 30./ITAR-TASS/. Issues of target aid to regions which are receiving refugees from Ukraine, particularly resettlers accommodated in Russian families should be settled before the end of this week, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said on Monday.

“Estimates are being made. Today or tomorrow the Finance Ministry, Federal Migration Service and the Ministry of Regional Development should make proposals to give aid to regions (receiving Ukrainian refugee) and target aid to Ukrainian citizens who happened to be outside temporary accommodation centres,” Kozak said at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with deputy prime ministers.

Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry convoy has delivered humanitarian aid to Ukrainian citizens, who fled to Russia’s southern Rostov Region from the conflict-torn country.

The convoy of 11 trucks has left the Rescuers Training Centre in Noginsk and arrived in the Rostov region. “The convoy carried foodstuffs, medications, personal hygiene means and essentials. The total weight of humanitarian aid exceeds 90 tonnes,” the Russian Emergency Situations spokesman, Alexander Drobyshevsky said on Monday.

“At present, humanitarian aid should be sent to the population,” he said.

The number of Ukrainian refugees in Russian regions’ temporary accommodation centers has reached 17,000, the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) spokesman said. Forced migrants are transported to other Russian regions from the Rostov region and Crimea. Last week an EMERCOM helicopter delivered seventeen refugees to the Volgograd region. Certain refugees arrived in the Volgograd region on their own. The Volgograd region’s migration service has registered 2,047 Ukrainian citizens: at least 400 people have asked for temporary residence. Over 239 refugees are staying now at temporary accommodation centers.


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