Photo by Media Center Ukraine – Odesa: Vira Yastrebova, lawyer, director of the “Shidna Pravozahisna grupa” (Eastern Human Rights Group)
March 23, 2023, 13:52

In the occupied territories, the invaders created more than 100 police departments and 43 prosecutor’s offices

Mostly russian citizens work there. Vira Yastrebova, lawyer, director of the NGO “Shidna Pravozahisna grupa” (Eastern Human Rights Group), told about this during a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Odesa.

“The occupiers have created more than 100 police departments and 43 prosecutor’s offices in the occupied territories. First of all, russian citizens who come to the occupied territories are recruited for work. They are placed in the abandoned apartments of Ukrainians who fled the war,” – Vira Yastrebova said.

She also added that in the occupied territories,  the occupation administration creates additional security forces, for example, the “Department of Non-departmental Protection of the russian Guard Troops”.

“The occupiers are afraid of a human rebellion. Because the invaders forcibly relocate children and deprive the local population of parental rights in order to take the children to the territory of the russian federation,” – the human rights activist noted.

She also added that recently Vasiliy Golubev, the governor of the Rostov region, signed a decree on strengthening control over entry and exit to the occupied territories of the side of the Rostov region.

“In our opinion, such actions are aimed at stopping the deserters of the occupying army from crossing the borders, leaving the battlefield with the weapons in their hands” – Vira Yastrebova said.

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