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According to official data almost 300.000 Ukrainian citizens applied for asylum in Russia. I think the first worry for Russian authorities is to bring these people home, but not to sieze their vacated houses. Completely idiotic idea, I simply can't imagine how such an idea could be born in someones head. Besides, you must consider a lot of people have relatives in Russia, not all of refugees apply for official status, some people just live in their relatives' homes.
MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. More than 265,000 Ukrainian nationals, forced to flee their homes amid continuing violence in the country’s south-east, have been granted temporary shelter and official refugee status in Russia, Federal Migration Service (FMS) said on Monday.
"More than 290,000 people have applied for asylum, which includes temporary shelter and refugee status. About 265,000 have already got it," FMS citizenship department head Valentina Kazakova told journalists, noting that more than 900,000 refugees from Ukraine’s south-eastern regions were currently residing in Russia.
Some people preferred not to request any status documents, making use of a bilateral agreement allowing Ukrainians to stay in Russia without registering with the migration service for up to 90 days, Kazakova added.
TASS: Russia - Over 265,000 Ukrainians granted temporary shelter, refugee status in Russia
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MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Russian gas giant Gazprom launched gas supplies to south-east Ukraine starting from 4 pm February 19, 2015, at 12 million cubic meters of gas a day, including via gas measuring units of Prokhorovka and Platovo, CEO Alexey Miller said Thursday.
"In line with the currently acting sale and purchase agreement between Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukrainy, starting from 4 pm February 19, 2015 Gazprom supplies 12 million cubic meters of gas a day to Ukraine, including via gas measuring units of Prokhorovka and Platovo," Miller said.
Earlier on Thursday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to provide assistance to the citizens of Debaltsevo and other settlements in the Ukrainian conflict zone that are facing a humanitarian crisis. PM ordered the Energy Ministry and Gazprom to prepare proposals on humanitarian gas supplies to south-east Ukraine.
"There is still another problem relating to gas supplies: by decision of the Ukrainian authorities, in any case, by the decision that has not yet been cancelled, and as a result of their certain actions, gas is not supplied to the territory of a whole number of populated areas [in south-east Ukraine — TASS]. Despite the calls for gas supplies, this is not taking place," Medvedev said.
"I would like the Energy Ministry to prepare proposals jointly with Gazprom on providing humanitarian aid through gas supplies for the needs of these regions, unless urgent measures are taken for their provision with gas using the customary scheme," Medvedev said.
Meanwhile, spokeswoman for the Russian premier Natalia Timakova said that humanitarian gas supplies to south-east Ukraine will be commercial.
"Gazprom will supply gas to the south-east [of Ukraine] as humanitarian aid on a commercial basis. The sources of financing are being determined," she said.
A source familiar with the situation said financing could possibly be provided through a loan or some other option.
TASS: World - Russian Gazprom launches gas supplies to Donbas at 12 million cubic meters a day
The new Russian installed government then "asks" to join Russia as a federal state. The far western oblasts are not garrisoned (too much trouble). Instead, they are left to "whither on the vine". Meanwhile, Putin sets his sights on Belarus as the next country to federalize.
They may also resume their destabilizing operations in the cities of Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, and Odessa.
The newly appointed mayor of liberated Debaltsevo wears uniform with Greek flag on the sleeve.
The head of DPR Alexandr Zakharchenko appointed Alexandr Afendikov the mayor of Debaltsevo. Probably Afendikov is a Greek.
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