The first group of refugees from the Donbass region reached Russia following an evacuation order issued by the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics ahead of anticipated military action by Ukraine.
According to Russian media, 80 buses with hundreds of refugees, mostly women and children, have already arrived in the Rostov region, which borders Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military could be planning “a breakthrough”
Earlier on Friday, authorities in the two breakaway regions announced that the Ukrainian military was planning “a breakthrough” into Donbass territory. In light of the alleged attack, they called on civilians to evacuate to Russia.
According to the Donetsk People’s Republic, some 700,000 people will be evacuated. Kiev has denied allegations of an alleged attack on Donbass, saying Russia is trying to create a pretext for its own invasion of Ukraine.
As we have mentioned in AmericanPost.NewsIn recent months, Moscow has consistently refuted reports of alleged plans to invade the neighboring country.
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