Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
Head of Russian delegation to OSCE PA says Ukraine not ready for dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 25, 5:02
A total of 1.96 million Ukrainians are now in Russia, without taking into account Crimea, chief of the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) Konstantin Romodanovsky said on Tuesday. The number of fleeing children had more than doubled since February, he added.
More than 515,000 people from southeastern Ukraine have entered Russia and stayed in the country since April 1; more than 80% remains in the border area.“The incomers are de facto refugees, though they not always apply for this status,” Romodanovsky said.
According to the FMS, more than 42,000 people from 30 countries have requested asylum in Russia this year, more than 95% of this amount - Ukrainian citizens. A total of more than 100,000 Ukrainians are expected to ask for asylum. About 144,000 refugees have turned to the FMS for the official status not linked to employment.
Four hundred temporary settlements are now home to about 26,000 refugees, with more than 10,000 children. Facing the influx, the Russian government allocated $145.3 million to resolve the refugees’ problems on Tuesday.