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Source reveals nearly 250,000 evacuees from Donbass, Ukraine took refuge in Russia

Most refugees did not apply for help with accommodation

TASS, March 14. Nearly 250,000 people have fled to Russia from Donbass and Ukraine, power structures told TASS on Monday.

"As of the morning of March 14, more than 247,000 DPR, LPR, and Ukraine evacuees crossed the border of the Russian Federation, and almost 55,000 of them are children," the agency's interlocutor said. More than 215,000 of them arrived in Russia from the DPR and LPR, whose authorities announced an evacuation on February 18. About 32,000 refugees managed to come to Russia from Ukraine through checkpoints in the Belgorod, Bryansk and Kursk regions and Crimea. Among the evacuees are citizens of Russia, Ukraine, and other countries.

Most refugees did not apply for help with accommodation. As of Monday, 31 Russian regions have received Donbass evacuees. "There are almost 19,000 people, including 9,500 children, in 288 temporary shelters in 31 regions of Russia," the power structures said.