Russian President Vladimir Putin has allocated a grant to support a program to return refugees from the Donbas back to the territory of Ukraine.
U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is going to travel to Ukraine’s east on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to become familiar with the situation on the ground.
Air strikes believed to be carried out by Russian warplanes hit two displaced persons' camps west of Aleppo and near the Turkish border on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported.
According to the Kyiv City and Regional State Administrations’ social protection departments, 1,783,696 persons or 1,445,739 families displaced from the Donbas and Crimea have been registered by the agency as of May 23, 2016.
As a result of the armed aggression of Russia against Ukraine, 9,000 people have been killed and 20,000 injured. Two million persons have been displaced.
The European Commission, in light of the growing migration crisis in Europe, warned the European Union countries about the risk of significant losses in the case of introduction of comprehensive border control and abolition of the Schengen Agreement.
President Poroshenko believes that the airstrikes committed by the Russian Federation in Syria deteriorate the refugee crisis in the European Union.
The Turkish government has introduced visa restrictions for Syrians entering the country by air or by sea on Friday, Jan 8.
The State Emergency Service of Ukraine has registered 1,012,576 persons internally displaced from the area of the anti-terrorist operation, and Russian-occupied Crimea as of Dec. 28.
Turkish authorities launched construction of a wall along a 82-kilometer (50-mile) stretch of Turkey's border with Syria that is under the control of the Islamic State group on the Syrian side.
After a series of Russia's massive bombings of the area where the Turkey-downed Su-24 jet fell on Tuesday, about 17,000 Turkmen are reported to be displaced.
The United Nations said on Friday it could see no easing of the flow of refugees into Europe, with 8,000 arrivals daily, and that problems now facing governments may turn out to be only "the tip of the iceberg." The greater number of asylum seekers reaching Europe, many on flimsy dinghies crossing the Mediterranean or on hazardous journeys hidden in trucks, are from Syria or Iraq. Others are from Afghanistan, Pakistan and African countries including Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group countries met in Prague on Friday with their counterparts from the Luxembourg Presidency and Germany in order to discuss concrete measures within the external dimension of migration crisis.
The prime ministers of the so-called Visegrad countries have been discussing the current crisis at a summit in Prague.
According to the United Nations Organization, the number of internally displaced people in Ukraine has reached 1.2 million, 155,000 of them are children.