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UN reports 95,473 internally displaced persons in Ukraine — spokesman

July 25, 2014, 16:35 UTC+3 GENEVA
In order to stay in Russia Ukrainian citizens apply for citizens, work permit and temporary residence permit
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GENEVA, July 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Internally displaced persons has reached 95,473 in Ukraine, spokesman to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Dan McNorton said on Friday.

The UNHCR reports that 130,000 Ukrainian refugees have been deployed in Russia, he said.

Displaced persons, who are seeking shelter in other regions, fled from the conflict-torn eastern Ukrainian regions, McNorton said.

In order to stay in Russia Ukrainian citizens apply for citizens, work permit and temporary residence permit.

Infographics Who fights in Ukraine Who fights in Ukraine
The political crisis in Ukraine led to the formation of many armed groups on its territory. Infographics by ITAR-TASS
Deputy head of the Russian Federal Migration Service Sergei Kalyuzhny said as of today 2.7 million Ukrainian citizens have come to Russia from the conflict-torn eastern regions.

A total of 4,000 Ukrainians have applied for refugee status and 27,500 people have asked for temporary shelter, he said.

Sixty Russian regions, primarily the Rostov region, accommodate Ukrainian refugees. They put up at their relatives and try to find job, Kalyuzhny said.

According to the Migration Service, the flow of migrants will increase.

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