1.2 million individuals have been deported from Ukraine, including 200,000 children.
Ukrainians were "forced to move to Russia," according to Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby, who confirmed information from Ukrainian officials. "We don't have data," Kirby said at a press briefing in response to a question concerning the Ukrainian government's allegation that 1.2 million people had been deported to Russia and placed in camps.
"I'm not sure how many camps there are or what they're like," said the spokesman. "However, we have information that Ukrainians were deported against their will to Russia."
Russia's actions are "unacceptable," according to Kirby, who also stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin "does not accept and simply does not respect Ukraine's sovereignty." "More than 1.19 million of our citizens, including more than 200,000 children, have been deported to the Russian Federation," according to Ukrainian government official Lyudmila Denisova, according to Spravda's official communications office.
Kirby went so far as to label these deportations ethnic cleansing, but he did point out "Russian savagery" in the fight. "Russia has been living in Ukraine and the Ukrainian people for 75 days," he claimed. "And they prove us incorrect every time we declare I can't fall down."
This is a serious and sad news. The UN should gather its resources and try to confirm this allegation.
It is shocking to know that the UN which was formed to stop conflict is doing nothing to stop it.