MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. More than 9,500 temporary shelters for Ukrainian refugees are operating in Russia, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, the head of the Russian National Center for Defense Management, said on Saturday.
"More than 9,500 temporary shelters continue to function normally in Russian regions," he said.
According to the official, more than 17 tonnes of humanitarian cargo are now being prepared for delivery.
Mizintsev added that all information about Russia’s efforts to alleviate the humanitarian disaster in Ukraine, such as aid deliveries and humanitarian corridors, is published by the Russian Defense Ministry’s official website daily.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, but aims to demilitarize and denazify the country. The Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian troops are not targeting Ukrainian cities, but are incapacitating Ukrainian military infrastructure, therefore there are no threats to the civilian population.