Russia declares a state of emergency in the Rostov region over Ukrainian refugees
Governor Vasily Gorbev says the measure was enacted after the region saw an increase in refugees due to evacuation orders by pro-Russian separatist leaders.
The Russian region, which borders Ukraine, has declared a state of emergency because of the increasing number of people arriving from areas owned by Ukrainian separatists after receiving evacuation orders.
“Given the trend toward more people arriving, I think it’s appropriate to introduce a state of emergency,” Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Gorbev said at a meeting on Saturday, according to a Russian news agency. Stated.
The current head of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said about 400 people and 150 vehicles were involved in the operation to accommodate people arriving from separatist areas.
RIA Novosti, a state-owned news agency, reported that these intersecting checkpoints provided medical and psychological support.
Paramedics in the Donetsk separatist area said earlier Saturday that just over 6,600 people had been evacuated.
Meanwhile, the Lugansk region said 25,000 people had left their agreement and the convoy was preparing to bring out another 10,000.
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Earlier on Friday, leaders of two pro-Russian separatist republics in eastern Ukraine accused Ukrainian troops of preparing to forcibly recapture the region and forced civilians to cross the border into Russia. I ordered.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government to give refugees of about 100 euros (10,000 rubles) on Friday.
Kiev has repeatedly denied plans to force separatist control of the region.
The conflict in eastern Ukraine broke out in 2014 when Moscow-backed rebels left Kiev and Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula.
Since then, about 14,000 people have died in battle.
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