Ukraine's Prosecutor General, Iryna Venediktova

War in Ukraine.- Forcible transfer of ukrainians from Mariupol to Russia under investigation by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General (UPDATED)

Latest update 22 March 00:39 am

Ukraine’s Vice President-Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk refused to surrender Mariupol at 2:00 am this morning and announved the opening of new humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians.

Iryna Venediktova (Ukaine’s Prosecutor General) denounced “forcible transfer of ukrainians from enemy occupied Mariupol under the pretext of evacuation”.

Meanwhile Russian Colonel General Mizintsev (Chief of the National Centre for State Defence Control) ‘sells’ in an speech published by the Ministry of Defence of The Russian Federation today at 19:30 that Ukrainians deported to Russia are in fact voluntary refugees.

On 22nd March at 00:39 am the President of Ukraine Volodimyr Zelensky, denounces the fire on civilians by the army of the Russian Federation.

Russian Authorities deprived Ukrainians transferred to Russia from their documents and banned their relocation from the Russian Federation, denounces Venediktova

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Iryna Venediktova, reported this morning via tweet that her office “is investigating a Russian war crime of forcible transfer of Ukrainians from enemy-occupied Mariupol under the pretext of evacuation. Ukrainians were stripped off documents and are banned from relocating from the RF.”

Just one hour ago, Venediktova added to this complaint, again via tweet: “Russian forces are not only targeting and killing our children, but also forcibly moving them to the RF. Investigation is ongoing on the forcible transfer of 2,389 children from temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia.”

The General Prosecutor of Ukraine encourages people detecting any war crime in Ukraine to document it and send the images and proofs to the prosecutor’s office. To this purpose the Government of the country has launched a website that make’s it possible for digital images, videos and digitised documents (find below the link to this website).

The investigation by Ukraine’s General Prosecutor Office on these facts comes after Vice-President Vereshchuk said on 7th March that the Russian Federation’s will to evacuate residents of Ukraine to Belarus and Russia was unacceptable.

Russian Colonel General Mizintsev tells about voluntary transfers and children saved from nazionalist captors

Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev (Chief of the National Centre for State Defence Control) tagged the “there can be no question of any surrender, laying down arms”answer by Ukraine’s Vice President-Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk as an unjustified refusal to save people and blamed “The Kiev regime” for showing a “complete indifference to the human lives of more than 130,000 innocent citizens of its country who are held captive by the crazed terrorist gangs in Mariupol.”

Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev_Chief of the National Centre for State Defence Control of The Russian Federation
Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev (Chief of the National Centre for State Defence Control of The Russian Federation).© Ministry of Defence of The Russian Federation

In the official communication published by the Ministry of Defence of The Russian Federation, Colonel general Mizintsev points that “346,760 people, of which 73,614 children, have already been evacuated in total since the beginning of the special military operation.”

“Over the past day,” he added, “without the participation of the Kiev authorities, 16,054 people were evacuated from dangerous areas of Ukraine, Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics to Russia, including 4,631 children”

Mizintsev tells about the case of two children accompanied with two adults, who were shooted by members of the Azov bataillon. The two children are now in the hands of the Russian armed forces: “…on March 20, 2022, the terrorists of Azov battalion killed the parents of two minor children and, hiding behind the same children, tried to drive a car belonging to the family along the humanitarian corridor to Zaporozhye, but they were identified and promptly detained by Russian servicemen, and the children were rescued and the necessary assistance is being provided to them.”

Some picks from the video published by the Ministry of Defence of The Russian federation showing Russian soldiers aiding Kherson dwellers. To watch the original video, click here

The Russian Colonel General says once and another that the civilians transferred are voluntary refugees: “Over the past day, another 6,267 such appeals have been received, and in total there are already 2,722,703 of 2,095 settlements in Ukraine in the database.

Despite the humanitarian corridors (to Russia) opening daily, Ukrainian nationalists continue to hold more than 4,500,000 civilians as a “human shield” in Kiev, Kharkov, Chernigov, Sumy and more than 20 other blocked large settlements, as well as 6,825 foreign citizens from 23 foreign states.

In addition, in the seaports of Ukraine, due to the high mine danger created by the Kiev authorities in their internal waters and territorial sea, the crews of 67 vessels from 15 foreign countries remain blocked.”

While The Ministry of Defence of The Russian Federation publishes videos on the humanitarian aid that the Russian military forces are providing for the Ukrainian civilians at Kherson, other videos show civilians at Kherson making blocking the path of a a Russian military convoy.

A column of civilians came under fire in Zaporizhzhia and civilians shot in Kherson Zelensky denounces

“A column of civilians came under fire in the Zaporizhzhia region. There were many children. Four children were hospitalized. Two are in grave condition,” denounced this evening Volodimyr Zelensky (president of Ukraine).

“Borys Romanchenko, a former prisoner of Nazi concentration camps, was killed in Kharkiv. He was 96 years old. Think about it – he went through so much! He survived in Buchenwald, Dora-Mittelbau, Peenemünde and Bergen-Belsen – the death conveyors created by the Nazis.
And he was killed by a Russian projectile that hit an ordinary Kharkiv high-rise building…

Each passing day of this war makes it increasingly clear what their ‘denazification’ is. In Kherson, the occupiers shot at people who peacefully took to the streets without weapons at a rally for their freedom. For our freedom.,” he added.

Despite this, Zelensky informed that “During the day 8 humanitarian corridors worked. Kyiv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Vorzel, Bucha, Velyka Dymerka, Mariupol, Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, Popasna and Kreminna. 8 thousand 57 people were rescued. Thank you to everyone who did it, who worked for the people.We also managed to deliver 200 tons of humanitarian aid.”

On the 26th day of full scale war in Ukraine, Mariupol still has not surrendered and it seems that it will take Russian not an ultimatum, but at least some weeks to get the control over this Ukrainian city, should it succeed.

Image over the headline.- Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Iryna Venediktova.© Office of Ukraine’s General Prosecutor.

Related Eastwind links:

The war in Ukraine, not just an attempt by the Kremlin to grabb territories but the same Ukrainian dwellers

Related external links:

Iryna Venediktova’s tweets:

1st tweet

2nd tweet

Government of Ukraine’s official website to document war crimes in Russia-Ukraine war

The official communication of the Ministry of Defence of The Russian Federation (speech of Colonel General Mizintsev)

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