Russian Troops Allegedly Take Ukrainian Citizens Back to Russia

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner of Human Rights called on the international community to take into account the alleged mass abductions of Ukrainian citizens by Russian forces. 

In a statement posted on the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner of Human Right website, Liudmyla Denisova wrote that the Russian troops forcibly deport Ukrainians from the occupied territories of Donbass to Russia. 

Before these captured Ukrainians are taken to Russia, they have to go through so-called filtration camps established in Dokuchaevsk, Donetsk region, where they undergo interviews and checking of phone contacts and examinations by social workers and doctors. 

The Russian Federation service compiled lists of “unreliable and looking for citizens who participated in the anti-terrorist operation, the Ukrainian military, and law enforcement.”

“Only after that the citizens of Ukraine are sent to the economically depressed regions of the Russian Federation, in particular the northern regions and the island of Sakhalin. Ukrainians receive documents banning them from leaving Russian regions for two years,” Denisova said in her published statement. 

However, there is no information about those who did not pass the interview. 


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