Over one million people of Ukraine had to flee to the Russian Federation because of the war in the Donbass, said the Russian foreign Minister S. Lavrov In..
"A strong influence on This process (resettlement of compatriots, - ed.) has the development of the situation in Ukraine: only unleashed by the Kiev war on Donbass in our country profit 1, 2 million Ukrainians. In General, the proportion of the Ukrainian population makes up More than half of the total number arrived in the Russian Federation of compatriots ", - said the publication Director of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation published in " Rossiyskaya Gazeta ".
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began More than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass and discussed during the meeting in Minsk contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not More than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process takes place in 2 stages (first, Lugansk, then Donetsk region).