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Over 35,000 Ukrainian refugees stay at Russian temporary accommodation facilities

December 01, 2014, 12:02 UTC+3 MOSCOW
There are over 11,200 children among them, official spokesman for Russia’s Emergencies Ministry Alexander Drobyshevsky says
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MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. More than 35,000 Ukrainian refugees remain at temporary accommodation facilities across Russia, an official spokesman for Russia’s Emergencies Ministry Alexander Drobyshevsky said on Monday.

“A total of 769 temporary accommodation facilities, housing over 35,000 internally displaced Ukrainians, remain operating in the Russian regions. There are over 11,200 children among them,” Drobyshevsky said.

The refugees have been provided with food and medical care. Over the past week, 20 temporary accommodation facilities across the country were closed as almost 1,500 refugees had left them.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry has been providing aid to the citizens of eastern Ukraine. On Sunday, a convoy of over 100 trucks delivered more than 1,200 tons of humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk, namely food and construction materials.

Since mid-August, eight Russian convoys have delivered 10,700 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine’s eastern regions. The cargo consisted of food, bottled water, bed linen, electric stations, water filtering stations, medicines and fuel.

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