Saturday, May 21, 2022

Deportations in Ukraine never stopped, only last night 512 deported to Russia

 Deportations are bad, but Ukrainians are deported from their own country into Russia every day.

Yesterday, 512 inhabitants were deported from Mariupol, occupied by the Russian army, to Russia, said Petro Andriushchenko, advisor to the mayor of Mariupol. They were taken to a 'filtration' camp where Russians check Ukrainian citizens in terms of their support for the authorities in Kyiv, their contacts with the armed forces, etc. From there they are 'voluntarily evacuated' to Russia. 

As of May 3rd, almost 1.1 million people have already been deported to Russia from Ukraine, of which almost 200,000 are children. 

As of now, there is no reliable information on where in Russia those people are deported to, but historically (in XX century Poles from occupied territories were deported mostly to Siberia) Russian authorities' favorite destinations are Siberia and Russian Far East.