UN: Over two million displaced in Ukraine

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People gather at a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees outside Donetsk, located in Russia's Rostov region near the Russian-Ukrainian border, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY) - RTR42UAL
People gather at a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees outside Donetsk, located in Russia’s Rostov region near the Russian-Ukrainian border, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Tass reports:

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has forced about 878,000 people to seek asylum, residence permits or other forms of legal stay in other countries, spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Jens Laerke told a press briefing in Geneva on Tuesday noting that he was talking about the June 4 estimates.

According to the UN data released earlier, the number of Ukrainian nationals who fled the country because of the conflict totaled 867,000 people on May 28.

In addition to that, more than 1.3 million people in Ukraine who were forced to leave their homes found refuge on the Ukrainian territory becoming internally displaced persons, Laerke said, citing data provided by the authorities…

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