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Russia prepares deportation of Horlivka residents to resettle military

Russian occupiers plan to evict residents of Horlivka’s Mykytivskyy district and replace residents with Russian troops under the propaganda claim of being “concerned for the population.”
Screenshot from a DeepStateMap: Horlivka, Donetsk Oblast
Russia prepares deportation of Horlivka residents to resettle military

The Russian occupation forces are preparing to forcibly deport some residents of Horlivka, a city in the temporarily occupied part of Donetsk Oblast, the National Resistance Center revealed.

According to the Center, the Russians plan to replace the evicted people with their own military forces. They intend to deport Horlivka residents to Russia against their will.

“The Russian enemy is preparing to evacuate people from the Mykytivskyy district of Horlivka, regardless of what the residents want. The Russians claim this is out of concern for the population, but in reality it is a staged propaganda event,” the Center’s statement said.

In September 2023, the House of Commons of Canada, the lower chamber of the Canadian Parliament, adopted a resolution that condemns the deportation of Ukrainian children by Russian troops.

On 24 August, the US imposed sanctions on Russian officials and groups over the forced transfer of thousands of Ukrainian children since Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Russia is thought to have deported roughly 1 million Ukrainians from territories they occupied, including 16,000 children. Earlier, Euromaidan Press talked to the human rights activists who collected evidence of this war crime and helped deported Ukrainians escape.

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