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119 forced migrants from Ukraine arrive in Ufa

July 27, 2014, 20:58 UTC+3 UFA
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UFA, July 27. /ITAR-TASS/. A total of 119 Ukrainian refugees, including 32 children, have been taken to Ufa, the capital city of Russia’s republic of Bashkortostan, a spokesman for the Russian emergencies ministry told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

“The Ukrainian citizens have been accommodated at a refugee centre at the Rodnik Zdoroviya health resort in Ufa,” the spokesman said, adding that later on they would be accommodated in the towns of Birsk and Beloretsk.

A spokesman for the Bashkortostan government told Itar-Tass the republic had received a quota for the accommodation of 4,770 Ukrainian refugees. They would be taken here in small groups to be accommodated in various settlements of the republic. The biggest number of Ukrainian refugees - 240 people - would be provided with accommodations in Sterlitamak.

According to official statistics, the Russian Migration Service’s Bashkortostan department has registered 1,981 Ukrainian citizens. As many as 906 Ukrainians have arrived in the republic since April 1, 2014, of whom 325 have applied to the migration service. As many as 101 Ukrainian refugees arrived in Bashkortostan from the southern city of Rostov-on-Don by a Russian emergencies ministry’s plane on July 17. Others reached the republic on their own and found shelter at their relatives’.

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