Putin orders govt to draft proposals on helping people from conflict zone in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to draft measures to help Ukrainian citizens, who are in the conflict zone and who come to Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to draft measures to help Ukrainian citizens, who are in the conflict zone and who come to Russia.

"I would ask you to think how we can help people, who found themselves in the conflict zone and who come to our territory. It is clear that the volume of refugees is such already that regions have difficulty coping with it on their own," Putin said at a meeting with government members.

During the visit to Austria, besides bilateral issues, "issues with pressure points, such as events in eastern Ukraine, were discussed," Putin said. "Due to this we addressed very sensitive problem of refugees this or that way," he said.

Upon the decision of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Russian regions helping refugees will be supported, Putin said.

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