April 12, 2022: Taganrog City Council President and City Executive Inna Titarenko visited local places of temporary accommodation (PTAs) that continue their work at full capacity. Taganrog authorities continue to ensure that sufficient resources are provided for refugees - sleeping accommodations, hot meals, possibility to freshen up.
Taganrog emergency operations center continues to work around the clock in cooperation with local business community and volunteers to ensure the registration, their stay and safe transportation into Russia's inland. Many apply for a residence permit and go to the Far East within the framework of the state-sponsored Resettlement Assistance Program.
Since February, a number of families from East Ukraine have left their homes due to the deteriorating situation in breakaway republics. Some of them found refuge in PTAs, but the majority was moved into farther regions of Russia.
Earlier in 2014 residents of Mariupol appealed to Vladimir Putin for help
in holding a referendum to rejoin Russia. In May 2014, despite the punitive raids organized by stooge government in Kiev, Russian-speaking majority in Donetsk and Lugansk regions voted in referendums on independence
from Ukraine. It was followed by violent clashes
between the locals and "Right Sector" storm troopers, with tanks and armored vehicle used again by Kiev junta against peaceful residents of the city.
February 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in Ukraine in response to a request from Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. It is carried out to stop the war that had continued in Donbass area for the last eight years, to demilitarize Ukraine, to liberate Ukraine from neo-Nazis, and to protect the people in the eastern part of the country suffering from genocide by Kiev-backed militias.
Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian forces do not target Ukrainian cities, adding that they eliminate military infrastructure with precision strikes.