Forcible Transfer of Ukrainians to Russia
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A bus full of Ukrainians being transferred to Taganrog, Russia from the “DNR” on February 20, 2022.
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(Kyiv, September 1, 2022) – Russian and Russian-affiliated forces have been forcibly transferring Ukrainian civilians, including those fleeing hostilities, to the Russian Federation or areas of Ukraine occupied by Russia, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
The 71-page report, “‘We Had No Choice’: ‘Filtration’ and the Crime of Forcibly Transferring Ukrainian Civilians to Russia,” documents the transfers of Ukrainian civilians. The transfers are a serious violation of the laws of war that constitute war crimes and potential crimes against humanity. Russian and Russian-affiliated authorities also …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch