"Despite all difficulties created by official Kiev, over the past day, without participation of the Ukrainian side, 23,775 people, including 3,676 children, were evacuated to the territory of the Russian Federation from dangerous areas of Ukraine and the Donbas republics," Col. Gen. Mizintsev said at a briefing.
He added that since the start of Russia's special military operation, more than 2 million people, including over 320,000 children, have been evacuated to Russia.
"The Crimeans worked on gas fields in the Black Sea and will continue to work," Muradov said.
Three drilling platforms of the Crimean energy company Chernomorneftegaz were hit by Ukrainian airstrikes on Monday. Three workers were injured injured as a result of the attack, while seven others went missing.
"We are continuing to engage in the administration through our conversations also with other partners and allies to look at how we can use these new authority to impose additional consequences on imports from Russia," Tai told a US Senate Appropriations subcommittee.
"Higher energy and food prices will increase poverty, hunger and social tensions in a context of growing inequality, political polarization and distrust of governments," the report read, as quoted by El Pais.
"This document is currently being considered in Moscow," Zakharova told reporters.