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Refugee flow from war-torn Ukraine to Russia keeps growing

August 04, 2014, 10:02 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Refugees moving further into the Russian territory are accommodated mostly in regions of the Central, Southern, North Caucasian, Volga River, Urals and North-Western federal districts
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Temporary accommodation camp for Ukrainian refugees in Russia's Rostov region

Temporary accommodation camp for Ukrainian refugees in Russia's Rostov region

© ITAR-TASS/Alexander Ryumin

MOSCOW, August 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Another 1,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled besieged towns across the border over the 24 hours of Sunday and Monday, a spokesman for the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations told ITAR-TASS on Monday.

“All in all, 585 temporary stationing centers have been set up in Russian regions as of Monday morning,” Alexander Drobyshevsky said, adding that they were currently home to more than 42,400 refugees, including almost 15,000 children. “Their biggest number is in the [Ukraine-bordering] Rostov region and in Crimea, from where Ukrainian citizens are sent to other regions upon their request,” the spokesman said. Refugees moving further into the Russian territory are accommodated mostly in regions of the Central, Southern, North Caucasian, Volga River, Urals and North-Western federal districts.

All in all, more than 23,000 Ukrainian refugees have been brought to other regions from the Rostov region and Crimea on trains and aircraft.

A mobile hospital was set up on July 2 in the Rostov region’s town of Donetsk on the border with Ukraine. Since then, it has been receiving refugees every day, offered medical assistance already to 1,169 people, including 157 children.

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