In Russia, the volume of payments to refugees from the Donbass and Ukraine reached 6.5 billion rubles

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More than 3.5 million refugees have arrived in Russia from Donbass and Ukraine since February. About it TASS reported in the power structures. On the territory of Russia, 6.5 billion rubles were paid to them as a one-time material assistance.

“According to the latest data, 3.5 million refugees have arrived in the Russian Federation since February, including almost 560,000 children,” the source said.

Among the internally displaced persons:

  • half are citizens of the partially recognized Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR);
  • more than a million are citizens of the Russian Federation;
  • the rest are citizens of different countries.

By data The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation dated August 18, since the beginning of the military operation, more than 3.4 million people have been evacuated from dangerous areas of Donbass and Ukraine, of which more than 500 thousand are children.

On February 18, the LPR and DPR announced the evacuation of residents to Russia amid fears of Kyiv’s forcible takeover of the Donbass. Official Kyiv then denied these suspicions.

Follow the situation in Ukraine in the online broadcast “Kommersant”.

Maria Fedotova

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