Invaders are keeping thousands of Ukrainians in the filtration centers of Mariupol
The invaders opened four filtration centers in temporarily captured Mariupol and the city's vicinity. In total, there are more than 10 thousand people.
Mayor of Mariupol Vadim Boychenko told about it during a briefing.
"There are filtration centers both in the city of Mariupol and outside the city, four of them have been working all this time. And, unfortunately, more than 10,000 local people have been held captive there," the report says.
The Mariupol head pointed out that civil servants and municipal workers were in captivity. At the same time, there are no doctors in such centers, which is why there is no medical care.
According to him, almost 2,000 men are now kept in one of the centers. He believes that this is due to the mobilization.
“We understand why they are doing this. They announced that sometime in September, they would distribute these pieces of paper, which are called Russian passports. And this is immediately a ticket to the front,” Boychenko summed up.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, addressing the participants of the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, noted that two million Ukrainians were taken to Russia. Also, according to him, tens of thousands of people remain in the filtration camps.
In turn, the OPORA Civic Network reported that, according to approximate data, more than 1 million Ukrainians passed through the filtration camps of the invaders.
At the same time, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that approximately 900,000 to 1.6 million citizens of Ukraine, including 260,000 children, were interrogated, detained and deported from their homes in Russia, including to isolated areas in the Far East, during filtration operations.