Russia Committed Potential War Crimes With Forcible Transfers, Group Says

Russia’s troops have forcibly transferred Ukrainian civilians en masse from occupied areas into Russia and processed thousands in camps where some have been held for up to a month in sometimes squalid conditions, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Thursday, saying the actions amounted to potential war crimes and crimes against humanity.

More than 50 interviews carried out by Human Rights Watch with people who said they went to Russia, passed through Russia’s camp system or directly knew people who had, paint a picture of an organized attempt by Moscow to round up and detain Ukrainians while collecting data on the detainees and their relatives, Human Rights Watch said.

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