November 22, 2023, 14:59

Human rights activist: Russian occupiers killed two Ukrainian civilians in Kherson region, detained a teenager and are deporting people

Human rights activists document cases of killings, detentions and deportations of Ukrainians from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

This was stated by Vira Yastrebova, a lawyer and director of the Eastern Human Rights Group, at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.

“In the temporarily occupied village of Maslivka in Kherson region, the occupiers shot Oleksandr Bondarenko and Iryna Baranova in the house where they lived. Local residents report that before the bodies were found, unknown people in the uniform of the Russian occupation army entered the house. Soldiers of the occupation army Vitaliy Filipov and Andriy Safronov are suspected of the crime,” the lawyer said.

“In the village of Shchaslyvtsevo in the Kherson region, the Russian occupiers detained 15-year-old Danylo Klyukin and accused him of ‘treason’. On November 13, the aggressors conducted an illegal search in the house where the teenager lived and detained the boy. Despite the fact that Danylo is still 15 years old, and criminal liability under this article comes from 16, the occupiers still threaten to imprison him for 3 to 8 years. It is unknown where the boy is now,” said Vira Yastrebova.

In addition, the Russian occupiers continue to take local residents from the territories of Ukraine captured by Russia to Russia.

“Four residents of the Dnipro neuropsychiatric boarding school are being deported to Penza. The so-called Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Kherson region Alla Barkhatnova and the Russian Children’s Ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova are personally involved in their transportation,” summarized Vira Yastrebova.

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