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The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine has released the number of internally displaced persons who resettled from Donbas and Crimea from the start of Russian aggression.

As of January 2, their number was 1,512,435 people, the ministry's press service reported.

According to the report, such data on IDPs from the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea were provided by social protection offices across Ukraine.

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The ministry did not indicate how many of the internally displaced persons were registered with the social protection offices and how much state assistance they had received.

As UNIAN reported earlier, after the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014 and the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist operation in Donbas in April of the same year, a flow of IDPs was observed coming from Crimea and certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.