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Moscow Region provides medical assistance to over 6,000 Ukrainian refugees

August 26, 2014, 14:18 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to the press service of the regional Health Ministry, a total of over 20,000 Ukrainian refugees are currently residing in the Moscow Region

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Ukrainian refugees in Moscow

Ukrainian refugees in Moscow

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MOSCOW, August 26. /ITAR-TASS/. More than 6,000 refugees, including over 3,100 children, from Ukraine’s embattled south-eastern region received medical assistance in the Moscow Region, the press service of the regional Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

According to the press service, a total of over 20,000 Ukrainian refugees are currently residing in the Moscow Region. About 5,500 of the refugees sheltered in the region are children.

Refugees seek medical assistance mainly due to “acute respiratory diseases, injuries and contagious diseases", according to the ministry.

“All in all, 722 people, including 200 children, were hospitalized,” the press service said, adding that people arriving from Ukraine are also vaccinated against various diseases, including against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and mumps.

“A total of 2,322 people, including 898 children, have been already vaccinated,” the press service cited Moscow Region’s Health Minister Nina Suslonova as saying.

Pregnant women from Ukraine also receive the necessary medical assistance in the Moscow Region.

“A total of 65 babies were born in the families of forced Ukrainian refugees on the territory of the Moscow Region,” the press service said. “Prenatal clinics are currently monitoring 371 pregnant women.”

In an interview with Russia Beyond the Headlines, supplement of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta to The Daily Telegraph, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that “since April 1, nearly 775,000 Ukrainian citizens entered the Russian territory, and 190,000 Ukrainians applied for a refugee status in Russia.”

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