The Russian region Rostov, which borders Ukraine, declared a state of emergency on Saturday citing a growing number of people arriving from separatist-held areas in Ukraine after receiving evacuation orders.
“Given the trend of a growing number of people arrival, we consider it appropriate to introduce a state of emergency,” the Rostov region said Governor Vasily Golubev in a meeting, according to Russian news agencies.
The leaders of two pro-Russian breakaway republics in Eastern Ukraine on Friday ordered civilians to cross the border into Russia, blaming the Ukrainian military of prepare to try to take over the regions in force.
The dispute in eastern Ukraine erupted in 2014 when Moscow-backed rebels broke away from Kiev and Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. some 14,000 people Was killed in fighting ever since.
the current head of The Russian Emergencies Ministry said some 400 people and 150 vehicles were involved. in operations to receive people arriving from separatist territory.
Emergency services in Donetsk separatists region said earlier on Saturday that just over 6,600 people were evacuated.
State-run news The RIA Novosti agency reported that those crossing the points control were offered medical and psychological care support.
Meanwhile, the Lugansk region reported 25,000 people had left on by themselves and the convoys were preparing to take out 10,000 more people.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered son government late Friday at give evacuated 10,000 rubles (about 100 euros).
Kiev has repeatedly denied any plans regain control of separatist-held areas force.