Up to 1.6 million Ukrainians kidnapped in Russia. – Politics


The US and other countries have accused Russia in the United Nations Security Council of Ukraine between 900,000 and 1.6 million people from their homes. There was an exchange of blows on Thursday night in New York, mainly between Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Ambassador to the UN, and the Russian UN Ambassador Wassily Nebensja.

The US government accuses the Russian military of forcing those arrested in the Ukrainian war zone into deportation camps and from there against their will Russia or to bring to Russian-occupied territories. The UN delegation from Ukraine spoke of even up to 2.5 million people who had been deported from the south and east of the country, often to distant regions of Siberia or to Russia’s east. Norway’s UN Ambassador Mona Juul spoke of a “growing body of independent information” pointing to human rights violations in the camps. These figures cannot be independently confirmed.

Credible reports of children kidnapped for adoption in Russia

The UN Human Rights Office also cited credible reports that Ukrainian children were being taken away from their parents and deported to Russia, where they would be naturalized and put up for adoption. “The continuing allegations of violent displacement, deportation and so-called filter camps by Russia and affiliated local forces are extremely worrying,” said UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo.

Russia’s ambassador rejected the allegations about the “filter camps”: “We don’t really understand what is being discussed here,” he said. The term “filtration” is not defined and it is normal that there are facilities where Ukrainians can announce that they want to emigrate to Russia. They could live freely there and leave again at any time. Many wanted to flee a “Ukrainian regime” that misused citizens as human shields, Nebensia claimed.

United Nations: Vasily Nebensya, Russia's UN ambassador, denies, as always, all allegations against his country.  Next to him is the representative of the United Arab Emirates.

Wassili Nebensja, Russia’s UN ambassador, denies, as always, all allegations against his country. Next to him is the representative of the United Arab Emirates.

(Photo: Michael M. Santiago/AFP)

The boss of the operating company Energoatom reported that employees of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant were also being abducted. Petro Kotin told Funke media group newspapers: “About 200 people have already been arrested.” For some there is “no indication of where they are”. In addition, Ukrainian nuclear workers were killed or tortured. “It’s very difficult for our staff to work there,” Kotin said. The approximately 1,000 employees knew that it was important to ensure nuclear safety and fire protection. Normally, 11,000 people work in the plant.



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