Russia has declared a state of emergency in six provinces (the Oblasts of Rostov, Volgograd, and Astrakhan, the Krai of Stavropol, the Republic of Kalmykia and the city of Sebastopol) in the face of the acute influx of refugees.

Since the uprising of the Ukrainian Donbass and repression, 480,000 people have fled to Russia, where 20,451 have applied for political asylum.