While he is devastating their country in his sickening invasion of Ukraine, Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin is having captured Ukrainians deported and used as slave labor.
This is happening in labor camps in Siberia, reminiscent of Hitler’s Holocaust death camps or Stalin’s Gulag in the Soviet Union.
Reports coming out of Ukraine are that tens of thousands of Ukrainians have been snatched by Putin’s military and deported to Russia.
From there, many have ended up in de facto slave labor camps, including in Siberia, according to the Ukrainian authorities.
This is a horrifying type of war crime, supplementing all the Russian murders and bombardments of hospitals, schools, kindergartens and Holocaust memorials.
Ukrainian Children Snatched From Their Parents
According to Sergei Orlov, the deputy mayor of Mariupol, Russian troops have forcibly abducted those civilians still remaining in the city.
Last week, Iryna Vereshchuk, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, said up to 400,000 Ukrainian civilians may be held as hostages by Putin.
According to Mariupol’s deputy mayor Sergei Orlov, at least 40,000 Ukrainians have been abducted by the Russian military from the Sea of Azov city, alone. He cited accounts from locals who witnessed the abductions or have been kidnapped themselves by Putin’s brutes.
According to them, those abducted are taken to Russia and forced to work as slave laborers for the Russian government “in depressed areas” if they want to survive.
However, even more appalling is the fact Russians are seizing Ukrainian children from their parents.
Orlov emphasized the Russians have taken hundreds of children, many of them kindergarten-age, to a hospital in the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine and keeping them far from their parents.
He stressed the Russians haven’t just obliterated the Ukrainian city, but are now also taking away its people in order to force the remaining defenders to surrender.
The Ukrainian children separated from their parents are kept with Russian war orphans; their parents are shipped off to work in menial labor jobs as far away as Siberia, thousands of miles away from their kids.
OMG did you see the Oscars! I can’t believe what Will Smith blah blah to Chris Rock!!
Meanwhile in once beautiful Mariupol, Ukraine… pic.twitter.com/LHSAOxY655
— flexghost. Героям слава. (@flexghost1) March 28, 2022
Denis Dudinski via Instagram: "This car came from Mariupol. The Russian military at the city checkpoint gave them 40 seconds to drive away. Just for fun. It's like: "You run, I'll count to 40, then I start to shoot!" 1/2 pic.twitter.com/sKyhItJYmb
— Yana Morozova 🇺🇦 (@jane_in_vain) March 27, 2022
Putin is Taking Ukraine’s People
Orlov detailed how the suffering of those still fighting on in Mariupol is “intolerable”. He noted the last time somebody “terrorized” this many people and moved them around Europe was under the Nazis during World War II.
Barely a month ago, the residents of Mariupol were “living happily.” Now, they’re razed to the ground, solely because of the sickening desires of Russia’s tyrant Putin.
Orlov also told gun-wrenching stories of young mothers being unable to nurse their infants and of him being unable to offer them any kind of help.
At present, the UN confirmed at least 36 cases in which Russians have abducted civilians, but the true number of such crimes is tremendously higher.
According to the head of ZMINA, a Ukrainian human rights group, Tetiana Pechonchyk, Putin is seizing Ukraine’s people to use as slaves, since he is unable to seize Ukraine itself.
Mariupol before it was destroyed by the Russian army 🇺🇦💛💙 pic.twitter.com/RHBkc5axs3
— Mikhail Khodorkovsky (English) (@mbk_center) March 27, 2022
We’ve lost #Mariupol. Russians destroyed one of the largest cities in the Eastern Ukraine, 500,000 residents lived there before 2402. After a month of the war: Buildings without damage – 0. Citizens killed – more than 3,5 thousands. Thousands injured.
— katerina sergatskova (@KSergatskova) March 27, 2022
Mariupol mayor Boichenko: 50% of Mariupol residents were ethnic Russians. They [Russian troops] are just killing everyone. This is genocide, there’s no other word for it.
— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) March 27, 2022
The city that bears the name of the Virgin Mary, Mariupol, has become a city martyred by the ruinous war that is devastating Ukraine. #LetsPrayTogether #Ukraine #Peace
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 13, 2022