Russia building filtration camps to process deported Ukrainians, Kyiv says

Russian authorities in the Volga region have begun large-scale construction of filtration camps disguised as "summer camps for children," Ukraine’s National Resistance Center (NRC) reported on May 22.

According to the NRC, the Russians are setting up quick-assembly modular buildings—essentially barracks—that can accommodate "around a hundred" people.

The NRC noted that the Russians have been establishing a system of filtration camps since the start of the occupation of Ukrainian territories. These camps are used to “verify” people's loyalty to the Kremlin regime and to create a database of residents from the occupied areas.

Recently, Moscow has ramped up coercive “filtration” measures across occupied Ukraine, with particularly stringent inspections in southern Ukraine, the message adds.

Read also: Five more Ukrainian youths escape Russian occupation

Filtration camps are essentially prisons for civilians and prisoners-of-war, where Russian occupiers detain people for verification processes. These camps also facilitate forced relocation of Ukrainian citizens to Russia’s economically depressed regions experiencing labor shortages.

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