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Over 40,000 Ukrainian refugees stay at temporary accommodations in Russia - ministry

November 08, 2014, 12:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW
At the temporary accommodation facilities, the refugees receive everything they need, including medical and psychological assistance
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MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. Over 40,000 Ukrainian refugees are staying at temporary accommodations in Russia, representative of the Russian emergency situations ministry Alexander Drobyshevsky said on Saturday.

“In the Russian regions are 844 temporary accommodation facilities, where remain over 40,000 Ukrainian citizens, who had to leave the country, including almost 12,500 children,” he said.

At the temporary accommodation facilities, the refugees receive everything they need, including medical and psychological assistance.

The representative said the ministry had completed delivery of humanitarian aid to Donbass (Ukraine’s south-east).

“Between August 23 and October 4, six convoys delivered to Donetsk and Luhansk over 7,600 tonnes of humanitarian aid - food, water, bedclothes, electric generators, water filters, medicines and fuel,” he said.

Earlier, the ministry’s head Vladimir Puchkov said the seventh humanitarian convoy would leave for Donbass as all formalities are cleared.

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