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Russia hosts 35,000 Ukrainian refugees

July 18, 2014, 16:03 UTC+3 KIEV
Russia’s Emergency Ministry reported that 22,000 Ukrainians were currently staying in 326 temporary accommodation facilities in Russia
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Ukrainian refugees at Domodedovo airport in Moscow

Ukrainian refugees at Domodedovo airport in Moscow

© ITAR-TASS/Anton Novoderezhkin

Infographics How to get refugee status in Russia How to get refugee status in Russia
About 10 thousand people filed applications with the Federal Migration Service (FMS) of Russia for refugee status in the recent 6 months. Infographics by ITAR-TASS
KIEV, July 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and Ukraine have published on Friday a recent migration statistics on refugees from Southern and Eastern Ukraine, where military action is in progress. Some migrants escaped to other Ukrainian regions, others moved to Russia. Therefore, a bill on financial aid to refugees and asylum-seekers was submitted to Russia’s parliament on Thursday, July 17.

Ukrainian presidential aide on peacekeeping, Irina Gerashenko, told ITAR-TASS that, according to the latest reports, there had been 42,000 migrants, 15,000 children among them, officially registered in different Ukrainian regions.

Julia Paukova, deputy head of citizenship and nationality department for Russia’s Federal Migration Service, said that 35,000 Ukrainian citizens sought refugee status or temporary asylum in Russia.

Russia’s Emergency Ministry reported that 22,000 Ukrainians were currently staying in 326 temporary accommodation facilities in Russia, while only a month ago there had been 9,000 Ukrainians in 195 Russian accommodation sites.

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