Russian children’s rights ombudsman raises Ukrainian refugees question
MOSCOW, June 4 (RAPSI) – Russian children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov will contact the Prosecutor General of Ukraine to petition for an arrangement of humanitarian corridor to Russia, to ensure safety of the children in the Eastern Ukraine.
Earlier on Wednesday, Chief of Federal Security Service’s Border Guard Vladimir Kulishov said that refugee camps and aid distribution will be set up at the Ukranian-Russian border.
Astakhov claimed that more than 7,000 refugees left besieged city of Slavyansk for Russia. Federal Migration Service reported that around 4,000 Ukrainians petitioned for temporary asylum or refugee status in Russia.
Starting from mid-April, Kiev authorities have been conducting a special military operation in the east of Ukraine to suppress the pro-independence movement. The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics proclaimed independence from Ukraine after May 11 referendums. On Monday the Ukrainian Air Force carried out an airstrike on the administration building of Luhansk, claiming lives of at least eight people.