Tens of thousands of Ukrainians held in Russian camps - Zelensky

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians held in Russian camps - Zelensky

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are held in camps on Russian territory that were created according to the Nazi model, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.

He said this in his virtual address to the Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"More than 500,000 Ukrainians have been deported to Russia by force, and tens of thousands stay in Russian camps that were created according to the model of Nazi camps. Nobody knows how many people will survive there, but everyone knows who is to blame for that," Zelensky said.

He noted that every week mass graves of killed and tortured people are found in Ukrainian territories that were earlier captured by Russian troops or continue to be occupied. Zelensky told festival participants that 229 children had been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24.

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