Over 500,000 Ukrainians deported to Russia’s remote regions
“More than 500,000 of our people have already been deported to Russia. They were forced to go there. Everything is taken from them. IDs are taken. They are left without any communication means. They are sent to remote regions of foreign lands, remote regions of Russia. There, they are trying to assimilate the forces of 500,000 deported people,” the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Zelenskyy stressed that this is an enormous number that exceeds the total population of Iceland for comparison.
As Ukrinform reported referring to the statement of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Liudmyla Denisova, the Russian invaders have already deported about 1 million Ukrainians, 182,000 of which are children.