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Over 235,000 Ukrainian refugees apply for temporary shelter, refugee status in Russia

November 05, 2014, 20:29 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to the Russian Federal Migration Service, more than 207,000 Ukrainians have already got such status

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MOSCOW, November 5. /TASS/. Over 235,000 Ukrainian refugees applied for temporary shelter or refugee status in Russia, the Russian Federal Migration Service said on Wednesday.

“As of today over 207,000 Ukrainians have got such status,” the service said.

Earlier, the Migration Service said about 830,000 Ukrainian citizens, who had left the country because of the conflict, were now staying in Russia.

On Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the allocation of subsidies in the amount of 1 billion 466 million rubles for the measures necessary for temporary welfare arrangement of persons forced to leave the territory of Ukraine and residing in temporary accommodation

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