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Russia evacuated more than 1.2 million people from Ukraine and Donbass

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Over the past 24 hours, 19,378 people, including 2,297 children, have been evacuated to Russia from dangerous areas of the DPR, LPR and Ukraine. This was announced on Saturday, May 14, by Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation.

As the representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation clarified, since February 24, 1,279,619 evacuees have arrived on the territory of the Russian Federation, including 221,111 children, reports RIA Novosti. Mizintsev stressed that the evacuation of civilians is being carried out despite all the difficulties created by the Ukrainian authorities.

There are more than 9.5 thousand temporary accommodation centers with places for rest and hot meals in the Russian regions, where arriving refugees are promptly provided with all the necessary assistance, the Colonel General said.

Russian servicemen continue to evacuate civilians and foreigners from dangerous areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as from territories controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Humanitarian corridors are open daily from 10:00 Moscow time in Kharkov, Luhansk, Donetsk and Crimean directions towards the Russian Federation. On all routes agreed with the Ukrainian side, the Russian army with the formations of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics observe the “silence regime”.

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