Number of displaced persons in Ukraine over 735,000
The number of Ukrainians displaced from Crimea, Sevastopol and the Donbas conflict zone now exceeds 735,525, the Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers reported on Thursday, with reference to the Interagency coordination headquarters.
"According to operational information, there are 735,525 internally displaced persons in Ukraine who have fled the conflict regions, including 20,221 people leaving their homes in Crimea, and 715,304 fleeing from the eastern provinces," the report says.
The largest numbers of people have been displaced in Kharkiv (136,906 persons), Luhansk (128,082), Donetsk (97,237), Dnipropetrovsk (77,212), Zaporizhia (58,172), Kyiv (33,815) and Kyiv region (39,047). The lowest numbers of displaced people are in Ternopil (2,327 persons), Chernivtsi (2,447), Ivano-Frankivsk (3,900), Volyn (3,394), Zakarpattia (3,415) and Rivne (3,541) regions.
A total of 4,393 adults and 3,238 children from Crimea, as well as 107,869 adults and 70,415 children from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have sought medical help.
According to the press service, a total of 2,598 children have already been born in different regions of Ukraine.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea in March after invading the peninsula with its troops, and then began to destabilize the situation in the Donbas. Later, the Donetsk and Luhansk Peoples’ Republics militant organizations were created, with the direct participation of Russian special forces and the support of Russian army in the Donbas, according to Ukraine.
According to a growing body of evidence, Russia also supplies weapons to the insurgents of the DPR and LPR and sends its mercenaries and regular troops to the Donbas.