MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS/. About 37,000 people who have arrived from the Donbass republics are currently residing in the Moscow Region, among them 9,000 children, Kseniya Mishonova, the commissioner for children's rights in the Moscow Region, said on Monday during a Soloviev Live TV broadcast.
"There are already about 37,000 Donbass residents in the Moscow Region, they moved [to the region], and 1,500 of them are in our temporary shelters. We now have on our territory about 9,000 children," she said.
As the power structures earlier told TASS, from February to early October of this year, over 4.5 million people, including 690,000 children, arrived in Russia from the territory of Ukraine, the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics, the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The Russian government decreed to pay them lump-sum allowances totaling in 9.3 billion rubles ($150,060,522). Payments continue to be made, and nearly 80,000 people have received medical assistance.