8 Mar 2022 17:18

Russian Defense Ministry: Over 2.5 million Ukrainians asked to be evacuated to Russia

MOSCOW. March 8 (Interfax) - Over 2.5 million Ukrainians have asked to be evacuated to Russia, Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, said.

"Following the past day, 2,541,367 appeals from individual Ukrainian citizens, as well as foreigners made via various communication channels requesting to save and evacuate them from 1,917 settlements in Ukraine have already been processed in our database," Mizintsev said at a briefing on Tuesday.