US allocates $9M to collect data on forced deportation and filtration camps in Ukraine

On August 25, 2022, it became known that the United States has allocated nearly $9 million to gather information on the forced deportation of Ukrainians and filtration camps in Ukraine.

Source: US State Department

The Conflict Observatory program, supported by the US State Department, published a report on August 25, that provides evidence of the existence of filtration camps for Ukrainians and their forced deportation from Ukraine. The Conflict Observatory, which is supported by the US Department of State, will get $9 million in funds to help with more documentation and identification of comparable crimes and atrocities.

The Conflict Observatory’s report documented 21 filtration camps in the Donetsk region alone (east of Ukraine). This information adds to the credible reports and testimonies about the filtration camps and is consistent with other public reports from various sources.

“The illegal transfer and deportation of protected persons is a serious violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilian Persons and constitutes a war crime,” the State Department said.

See also: Russians began mass filtration of civilians in Melitopol in Ukraine’s south

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