04:47 GMT +330 September 2016
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Refugees From Ukraine Seek Shelter in Russia

The number of refugees from Ukraine to Russia has exceeded 500,000 people since the beginning of the punitive operation in Ukraine initiated by Kiev, according to the Russian Federal Migration Service. Some 26 out of 85 regions of the Russian Federation have opened their boundaries for the refugees from Ukraine, with about 246 temporary settlements set up across the country, mostly in central pregions, and also in Crimea and Rostov region.