Zabralova said 381 people, including 157 children, are staying in nine temporary refugee centers. All the other refugees are staying with their relatives; in holiday-making homes and in families of local people who have agreed to shelter them.
The minister said another temporary refugee center in the Moscow region is ready to receive refugees from Ukraine. The minister added there were 142 pregnant women among the refugees, and that 14 babies had already been born to refugee families.
More than 9,600 Ukrainian refugees have applied for temporary asylum in the Moscow region. The Russian government has cut the deadline for considering refugees’ applications from three months to three days.