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There are around four “filtration camps” in and near Mariupol

There are around four “filtration camps” in and near Mariupol

The Mariupol mayor’s office told the U.S. that Russia has around four so-called “filtration camps” in and around Mariupol reportedly used for processing Ukrainian civilians before they are sent to Russia, according to the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

A CNN investigation in April 2022 revealed that Russian forces and allied separatist soldiers were taking Mariupol residents to a so-called “filtration center” set up in Bezimenne, where they were registered before being sent on to Russia, many against their will. The Ukrainian government and local Mariupol officials say that tens of thousands of Ukrainian citizens have been forcibly deported to the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Russia since the war began.

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