Ukraine: 1.16 million refugees have taken refuge in Russia


About 1.16 million Ukrainians have been evacuated from their homeland to Russia since the Russian military invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

That number includes about 205,000 children.

As of Friday alone, 18,580 people, including 1,840 children, had been transferred from Ukraine to Russia, according to Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizinchev.

Kyiv argues that Moscow is involuntarily deporting Ukrainian citizens and not allowing them to return to the territories it controls. The Russian government denies this, claiming that the purpose of the civilian movements is to save them from hostilities, especially in the eastern part of the country.

source: ΑΠΕ

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