The return of Ukrainians deported to Russia will be another war – a war for our citizens
Russia is deporting Ukrainians/GUR MOU
Russia is massively exporting Ukrainians from the occupied territories deep into their country. Returning them after the war will be one of the tasks of the authorities.
After Ukraine wins the war against Russia, there will be a question of returning the deported Ukrainians home. The Office of the President is convinced that the Russians will prevent this. Therefore, their return will be another front for our state after the end of the active phase of the war.
“This is a difficult procedure that will require that there are intermediary countries or international institutions that will allow us to return people. I want to note that that this will also be a war. After the war, there will be a war to take our people back,” said Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President's Office.
The adviser to the head of the Office of the Head of State noted that Russia has long had the practice of deporting entire peoples from their lands. According to him, Russia will never admit that people were taken out by force or that they were forced to do so by the conditions created by the Russians.
“They will not tell us objective information that, for example, out of 100,000 people taken out of Mariupol, Volnovakha and other regions of the Donetsk region, only 5% wanted to leave for the Russian Federation, and the rest were forcibly deported there,” said Mykhailo Podolyak.
At the same time, Russia sends Ukrainians to depressed regions, including the Far East.< /p>
Ukrainians who lived in beautiful cities had the opportunity to travel the world, build a career, study in good educational institutions, chose these ruined, useless and useless cities of the Russian Federation as their place of residence? – added the Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President.
Regarding the possibility of returning the deported citizens of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolyak noted that, first of all, it would be necessary to study who, how and under what conditions were taken to Russia, who expressed their consent, and who was deported by force. After that, it is necessary to draw up legally verified lists and transfer them to the Russian side.
Mikhail Podolyak is convinced that these people should be visited by intermediaries or representatives of international organizations who will inspire confidence so that citizens can communicate openly with them and not they were afraid to tell that they wanted to return to their country.
How many Ukrainians were deported by Russia from their homes is unknown. Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsya at a meeting of the UN Security Council said that there are at least half a million such people. At the same time, Ukrainians are given documents that prohibit them from leaving Russia for 2 years. More than 120,000 children were among the deported.
At the same time, Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmila Denisova stated that Russia had taken 600,000 people out of Ukraine, 117,000 of them were children.
In addition to deporting Ukrainians to Russia, the invaders send them to filtration camps.