“Despite all the difficulties created by Kyiv, over the past day, without the participation of the Ukrainian authorities, 19,378 people were evacuated to the territory of the Russian Federation from the dangerous regions of the Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics and Ukraine,” Mizintsev said.

According to him, there are 2,297 children among the evacuees.

Earlier, the headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR reported the evacuation of another 178 people from Mariupol to the village of Bezymennoe in the Donetsk People's Republic.