Number of Ukrainian refugees in Rostov region nears 27,000 - authorities

A total of 26,857 Ukrainian refugees, including 9,572 children, have been accommodated in the Rostov region, according to the figures from the regional government department for emergency prevention and responses, a regional government spokesperson said on Friday.

A total of 26,857 Ukrainian refugees, including 9,572 children, have been accommodated in the Rostov region, according to the figures from the regional government department for emergency prevention and responses, a regional government spokesperson said on Friday.

"Around 4,000 people are staying in 46 temporary-accommodation centers, including field ones; yet more, almost 23,000 refugees have been accommodated at the houses and flats of their relatives, friends and regional residents," the statement said.

A day earlier 515 refugees were sent by road to the Krasnodar Territory and the Leningrad and Moscow regions, as well as the Republic of Adygea and the city Volgograd. An Ilyushin Il-76 of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has delivered 129 people from the Rostov region to the city of Mineralnye Vody in the Stavropol Territory.

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