“According to official figures [since the annexation of Crimea and
the beginning of escalation of the situation in eastern Ukraine], 9,170
people were received from the area of the anti-terrorist operation and
4,047 from Crimea. In general, the figure is 13,217 people as of
yesterday (July 28),” the deputy head of the main office of the State
Service for Emergency Situations in Kyiv, Vladyslav Horban, said at a
roundtable meeting on the adaptation of IDPs from the temporarily
occupied territory and the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in Kyiv on July 29.
He said that the number of refugees arriving in Kyiv was increasing
every day. On July 28 Kyiv received 347 people from the ATO
area and 16 persons from Crimea. He noted that the point for receiving
temporary refugees was operation at the railway station in Kyiv.
At the same time, Horban said that the Ukrainian capital “is not a base for refugees.”