Forced Movement of Ukrainians to Russia Is Deportation

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Forced Movement of Ukrainians to Russia Is Deportation

Lithuanian Seimas recognizes the kidnapping of Ukrainians to Russia as the deportation of Ukrainian people

The seimas recognized in its resolution that the large-scale armed aggression carried out by the Russian armed forces and political and military leadership and the forced movement of the population to Russia or to territories temporarily controlled by Russia as the deportation of the Ukrainian people.

"Unfortunately, we cannot expect anything new from aggressive Russia, whether it was 80 years ago or today. probably whole regions to possible famine or other terrible things," Radville Morkunaite-Mikulenene, one of the initiators of the project.

The resolution condemns the expulsion of more than a million civilians from their homes and forcibly deported of them to Russia or its territories to destroy their Ukrainian identity and said that 20.000 children were deported from those civilians.

The seimas also called on other states to prosecute those who organize or participate in the deportation of Ukrainians, participate in forced deportations, commit crimes against humanity, genocide, and other war crimes.

"The seimas is confident that justice will prevail only if the leaders of Russia, other high-ranking organizers of crimes and direct perpetrators of hostilities and deportations of Ukrainian civilians are brought to justice," the document reads.

The Lithuanian seimas previously approved a resolution recognizing Russia's actions in Ukraine as genocide and Russia's as a state supporting and carrying out terrorism.

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