"Our mandate is applied at two checkpoints – Donetsk and Hukovo. February 15, we clearly noticed the movement of people back and see it now," said Picard, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Russian media.
Now, in the Rostov region there are 38.5 thousands of refugees, 11.7 thousand of them are children.
Picard also said that the OSCE mission would continue its work on the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Rostov region until June 30. "The mission staff will not change. It still consists of 23 people – 22 observers and one administrative assistant," he said.
According to him, the mission's mandate was also extended to the end of June, it will monitor only these two crossing points.
In turn, Bais Vak-Voya, the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, noted that these data were very important for the UN, as they helped to solve the problem of providing assistance in rebuilding infrastructure.
It should be recalled that those Ukrainian citizens who rushed to escape from the "Kyiv junta" to the Russian Federation, got a nasty surprise. It turned out that no one was waiting for them. One family even decided to write a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin to ask him to give money for their trip back home.