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Record number of Ukrainian refugees go to Russia on June 3

June 04, 2014, 13:00 UTC+3 MOSCOW

More than 7000 Ukrainians arrived in Rostov Region

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Children leave the east Ukrainian city of Sloviansk (archive)

Children leave the east Ukrainian city of Sloviansk (archive)

© AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

MOSCOW, June 04. /ITAR-TASS/. A record number of more than 7,000 refugees came to southern Russia’s Rostov Region from Ukraine on June 3, Russian Presidential Children’s Rights Commissioner Pavel Astakhov said in his microblog Twitter on Wednesday.

“A record number of more than 7,000 Ukrainian citizens came to Rostov Region over the past day. The number of refugees is growing every day,” the children’s ombudsman said in his microblog.

Overnight to June 2 30 children and 26 adults crossed the border by foot from east Ukraine’s Donetsk Region to Rostov Region. All of them are accommodated for leisure and recuperation courses. Fourteen children will go in transit to southern Russia’s Stavropol.

Ukrainian refugees are passing the border to south-western Russia’s Belgorod Region. “A very tense situation has emerged there now. As many as 375 families who turned to the Federal Migration Service have crossed the border. As many as 338 families applied for temporary asylum, 37 families asked for a refugee status from the end of March up to now,” Astakhov noted.

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