Russia claims to have deported over million people from Ukraine
Kateryna Tyshchenko - Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 22:48 Russia says it has "evacuated" over a million people to its territory, including 183,000 children, "from dangerous areas of Ukraine" and CADLR (certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions) since the beginning of the war. Source: Head of National Defence Management Centre of Russia, Mikhail Mizintsev cited by RIA Novosti reported Quote: "Despite the obstacles posed by Kyiv and without the participation of the Ukrainian authorities, over 16,480 people have been evacuated from dangerous areas of Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics to the territory of the Russian Federation, including 3,354 children, over the past 24 hours. The total number [of people deported] since the beginning of a special military operation has reached 1002429 people, including 183 168 children." Details: Mikhail Mizintsev also claims that over 2.75 million foreigners and Ukrainians requested to be evacuated to Russia, to the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" and "Luhansk People's Republic," as well as to the Russian-controlled territories of Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and Kherson oblasts of Ukraine. "In total, the database contains 2,753,625 such appeals from 2,132 settlements in Ukraine," Mikhail Mizintsev said. According to him, there are over 9.5 thousand fully equipped temporary accommodation stations in the Russian Federation. Background: The Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly reported on the forced deportation of Ukrainians to Russia, including deportations of orphans, in particular those from Mariupol and Izium. The Ukrainian Centre for Combating Disinformation under the National Security and Defence Council provided guidance for Ukrainians who are forcefully deported to Russia or to territory not controlled by Ukrainian authorities.