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More than one million Ukrainians ‘evacuated’ to Russia in last two months — Moscow

Women wait in a bus at a center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Monday, May 2, 2022. The sign reads: "Bus." (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Women wait in a bus at a center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Monday, May 2, 2022. The sign reads: "Bus." (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

More than 1 million people, including nearly 200,000 children, have been taken from Ukraine to Russia in the past two months, Russia’s Defense Ministry says, according to the state-owned news agency TASS.

Defense Ministry official Mikhail Mizintsev says those included 11,550 people, including 1,847 children, in the previous 24 hours, “without the participation of the Ukrainian authorities.”

He says those civilians “were evacuated to the territory of the Russian Federation from the dangerous regions” of Donetsk, Luhansk and other parts of Ukraine, according to the report. No details were provided on the location or circumstances of the moves.

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