Over 31,000 People Evacuated From Ukraine, Donbas To Russia In Past Day – Defense Ministry

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twenty fourth August, 2022) More than 31,000 folks have been evacuated to Russia over the previous 24 hours from harmful areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) and Ukraine, head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, who additionally leads Russia’s humanitarian response coordination headquarters, mentioned.

“Over the past day, without participation of the Ukrainian authorities, 31,576 people, including 5,526 children, were evacuated to the territory of the Russian Federation from dangerous areas of Ukraine and the Donbas republics,” Col. Gen. Mizintsev mentioned at a briefing.

He added that because the begin of Russia’s particular army operation, greater than 3.6 million folks, together with over 576,000 kids, have been evacuated to Russia.

Russia launched a particular army operation in Ukraine on February 24 in response to calls by the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics for cover from Ukrainian troops. The Russian Defense Ministry mentioned the aim of the operation, which targets Ukrainian army infrastructure, is to “demilitarize and denazify” Ukraine, and to fully liberate Donbas.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has mentioned the operation goals to “protect people subjected to genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” As of March 25, the Russian Armed Forces accomplished the principle duties of the primary stage, considerably lowering the fight potential of Ukraine. Western nations have imposed quite a few sanctions on Russia and have been supplying weapons to Ukraine.

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