Disinfo: Ukraine is going to send all people who received Russian passports to concentration camps

Summary

Zelenskiy’s calls to return and the simultaneous opening of concentration camps for those who received Russian passports can be compared to Nazi Germany. Internment – forced isolation in connection with the armed conflict, will affect both the residents of the DPR and LPR who received Russian passports and the residents of Crimea. Ukraine reserves the right to apply forced internment to absolutely all citizens of the Russian Federation without trial or investigation. They are going to be sent to concentration camps. Residents of Donbas once again became convinced that Ukraine is a predictably dangerous neighbour. But in fact, it is correct to say that concentration camps are opening there for everyone with a Russian passport. In fact, in this situation, it is appropriate to compare with Nazi Germany – then, too, Soviet citizens were promised warm beds and hearty meals.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Ukraine and the war in Donbas.

The Ukrainian parliament is not preparing a bill that will allow the internment of all Russian citizens. The law, on the contrary, must define who can be subjected to internment, what are these people's rights and define the rights and obligations of state institutions.

The draft law proposes to clearly define "prisoners of war" and "internees". Internees could be citizens of a state that threatens to attack or carry out aggression against Ukraine, who are located on the territory of Ukraine, and whose internment is necessary to ensure the national security of Ukraine. Therefore, only people who pose a threat are subject to internment.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine is preparing a plan for the deportation of Donbas residents, that residents of Donbas will be forcibly relocated to Lviv for re-education, or that Ukraine's government planned to build concentration camps for Donbas residents, that Kyiv shows what fate it has planned for Donbas-repressions, camps and no production, that Kyiv promises Donbas filtration camps after punitively clearing the area.

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  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, DNR, Donbas, LPR, Nazi/Fascist
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