MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. The number of evacuees to Russia from Donbass and Ukraine reached over 220,000 people, the regional security agencies told TASS on Friday.
"As of the morning of March 11, almost 222,000 people crossed the Russian border, including over 50,000 children," the source said. "More than 193,000 people have arrived in Russia from the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics since February 18 when the evacuation was announced by the authorities of these republics.
About 30,000 people left the Ukrainian territory through checkpoints in the Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk regions and Republic of Crimea. The agency’s interlocutor specified that over 50,000 evacuees are Russian residents, the others are citizens of the DPR, LPR, Ukraine and other states. According to the agency’s interlocutor, over 18,700 people are staying in centers of temporary accommodation in 23 Russian regions.