Ukraine The Foreign Ministry says 6,000 Mariupol residents were among the displaced
Denisova said on March 25 that, 402,000 people, including 84,000 children, were taken to Russia against their will and could be used as “hostages” to pressure Ukraine to surrender.
400 thousand people
The Kremlin also puts the number of deportees at about the same, but claims they want to go to Russia. The separatist-held regions of eastern Ukraine are predominantly Russian-speaking, with some calling for closer ties with Moscow.
Russian general colonel Mikhail Mizintsev he said that, Russia Ukraine snowAbout 400,000 people have been evacuated since the start of the war, mostly in eastern Donetsk and They were from Luhansk region. For the past eight years, pro-Moscow separatists have been at war with government forces in these regions.
Russia The government says it has given the displaced people a place to stay and money.
Governor of the Donetsk region Pavlo Kirilenko while he said that, “People are forcibly taken to the territory of the aggressor country.” According to Denisova according to, Russia Among the evacuees was a 92-year-old woman from Mariupol who was forcibly taken to Taganrog in southern Russia.
Ukraine officials claim that, The Russians take the deportees’ passports and send them first to “filtration camps” in separatist-held territory in Ukraine, and then to remote, economically disadvantaged regions of Russia.
Ukraine The Foreign Ministry says 6,000 Mariupol residents were among the displaced. Mariupol is under siege by Russian forces in the east of the country. For information according tooccupying troops confiscated the identity documents of another 15,000 people in the Russian-controlled part of Mariupol.