Ukraine says returning citizens forcibly deported from Russia would be ‘also a war’

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advisor To Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he warned Thursday that attempts to return those who were They were forcibly deported For Russia it will be another battle on the front lines.

Mikhailo Podolak said: “This is a difficult measure that requires intermediary states or international institutions that allow us to return people. I would like to point out that this will also be a war.” “After the war, a war will break out to take back our people.”

FILE – Marianna Vyshgerskaya stands outside a maternity hospital damaged by bombing in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
(AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, file)

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In the eight weeks since the start of the Russian invasion, there have been countless reports of Ukrainian citizens being transferred to Russia against their will.

Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova – who is investigating allegations of human rights violations – took to Telegram on Thursday to report the deportation of a group of teenagers from eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions to Russia after their parents were killed in the war.

Denisova additionally mentioned Last week, 400 Ukrainians, including 145 children, were being held in a fenced camp near the Russian city of Penza that was formerly ammunition depots for Soviet chemical bombs after World War II.

Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boychenko also sounded the alarm earlier this month that some 31,000 inhabitants From the partially besieged city they were deported at gunpoint to the Russian “liquidation camps”.

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But the presidential adviser on Thursday indicated that this figure could be much higher, and claimed that 100,000 Donetsk residents had been deported.

A citizen looks at a destroyed apartment building in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Saturday.

A citizen looks at a destroyed apartment building in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Saturday.
(AFP / Alexei Alexandrov)

The battle of Mariupol caught fire and thousands were wounded, and the Ukrainian official calls it the “key moment” of the war

He said in a title translated by the Ukrainian government.

Podolak claimed that Russia had a history of “resettling” citizens of the countries it invaded in an attempt to “separate them from their homeland”.

The chancellor warned that Russia would claim that these people immigrated voluntarily.

“In terms of propaganda, the Russians will lie to the whole world,” he added.

Podolyak said that legally verified lists should be drawn up to identify each individual deported to Russia.

Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an armored fighting vehicle Tuesday as Russia's assault on Ukraine continues in an unknown location in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an armored fighting vehicle Tuesday as Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues in an unknown location in eastern Ukraine.
(Press Service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces / Handout via Reuters)

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The advisor said that it takes an international effort to return those who have been safely deported by meeting representatives from international organizations with each individual.

“This is a full legal procedure for us to get them back,” he added.

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