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Russian region declares an emergency for Ukrainian refugees

The Russian region, which borders Ukraine, declared an emergency on Saturday after receiving an evacuation order, citing an increasing number of people arriving from areas owned by Ukrainian separatists.

“Given the tendency for more people to arrive, I think it’s appropriate to introduce a state of emergency,” Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Gorbev said at a meeting, according to a Russian news agency. ..

On Friday, leaders of two pro-Russian separatist republics in eastern Ukraine accused Ukrainian troops of preparing to forcibly recapture the region and ordered civilians to cross the border into Russia. rice field.

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.

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.

Paramedics in the Donetsk separatist area said earlier Saturday that just over 6,600 people had been evacuated.

RIA Novosti, a state-owned news agency, reported that these intersecting checkpoints provided medical and psychological support.

Meanwhile, the Lugansk region said 25,000 people had left their agreement and the convoy was preparing to bring out another 10,000.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government to give evacuees 10,000 rubles (about 100 euros) late Friday.

Kiev has repeatedly denied plans to force separatist control of the region.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/710157/Russian-region-declares-emergency-over-Ukraine-ref Russian region declares an emergency for Ukrainian refugees

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