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Number of reported refugees from Ukraine in Russia reaches 19,000

MOSCOW, June 19. /ITAR-TASS/. According to official reports, around 19,000 refugees from Ukraine are staying in Russia.

“According to reports at 6.00 am Moscow time on Thursday, the number of reported refugees from Ukraine exceeds 18,900 people. They are staying in Southern, Central, North-Western Federal Districts, the city of Sevastopol (the Russian Crimean federal city) and Crimea (the Russian republic),” spokesman for the Russian Emergencies Ministry Alexander Drobyshevsky told ITAR-TASS.

Over 10,000 people, more than half of refugees, stay at their relatives and frinds. “As many as 8,800 people, including more than 4,500 children, are staying at temporary camps,” the spokesman said.