UK at UN: Russia trying to change demographic makeup of Ukraine

UK at UN: Russia trying to change demographic makeup of Ukraine

The mass deportation of residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine by the Russian invaders may indicate Moscow's intention to change the demographic composition of these regions.

“We are concerned, too, that Russia may in fact be using forced deportations and displacement in an attempt, forcibly, to change the demographic makeup of parts of Ukraine,” Ambassador Barbara Woodward, the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said at the Security Council briefing on Ukraine on September 7.

Woodward also condemned Russia's creation of filtration camps in the occupied territories of Ukraine.

“We call on the Russian Federation to allow the UN and other relevant international organisations immediate, full and unhindered access to those held in filtration camps and detention centres,” the diplomat stressed.

The UN Security Council met on Wednesday at the request of the United States and Albania to discuss the forced deportation of Ukrainian citizens by Russia.


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