Ten "deported" residents of the Zaporizhia region reached the Ukrainian checkpoint.
The Russians are repeating the 1933 genocide in Ukraine - the occupiers enter homes and give them 5 minutes to leave their homes. This was reported by "Media Center of Energodar".
On the night of February 1, ten residents of the temporarily occupied territory, who were previously held captive and now deported by the occupiers, were finally able to reach the first Ukrainian checkpoint. The police and military took them to the point of reception of displaced persons in Zaporizhzhia.
45 days ago, the Russian invaders closed the main evacuation route for residents under occupation — the crossing point in Vasylivka. Instead, the occupiers publish videos every week in their propaganda media about how they deport Ukrainians beyond the borders of the occupation. People are accused of taking a pro-Ukrainian position, helping the resistance forces, subversive activities, etc. On camera, they are sent to walk 10 km through the "grey zone" in the direction of Ukrainian-controlled Zaporizhzhia, with almost no belongings, in house slippers, and sometimes with their hands tied.
"But immediately after filming such videos, the occupiers returned people to captivity. Usually they are planted somewhere in the suburbs of Vasylivka, forced to dig trenches and perform other labor duties, but definitely not released. And these ten people still got out and were able to get to Zaporizhzhia," Fedorov noted.