Currently almost 19,000 refugees from Ukraine are living in Russia, according to official data, spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations Alexander Drobyshevsky said Thursday.
“According to the data as of 6:00 a.m. MSK (02:00 GMT), the number of registered refugees from Ukraine was more than 18,900 people. [The refugees] are located in the Southern, Central and Northwestern federal districts, as well as in Sevastopol and Crimea,” said Drobyshevsky. Over half of the refugees, about 10,000 people, are staying with their relatives and friends.
“At the temporary accommodation centers there are 8,800 people, including more than 4,500 children,” Drobyshevsky added.