A train with asylum seekers from eastern Ukraine's Donbass arrived in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod on Tuesday, almost half of whom were children. The regional governor Gleb Nikitin was at the station to receive the people, assuring them everything was ready.
The governor told the crowd that there was a shortage of workers in a number of industries in the region, and would certainly offer options to those who were interested.
Later, people were transferred to hotels by bus.
While the staff members were helping them check-in, we met a girl named Anfisa Timoshenko, who traveled all the way from Donetsk to Nizhny Novgorod with her cat. She said back home, the shelling had intensified at night.
According to the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, by Wednesday, in 47 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, a total of 656 temporary accommodation centers with the capacity of more than 58,000 people were prepared for those who were forced to leave their place of residence.
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