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Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, is facing allegations of forcefully deporting Ukrainians from Mariupol to remote Siberian towns, Your Content has learned.
The city council of Mariupol has claimed that Ukrainian evacuees have been subjected to a process of filtration, where their phones and documents are confiscated. This controversial move has sparked accusations of genocide against Russia.
Tensions escalated when Russia issued a demand on Sunday for Ukrainian troops to surrender their weapons.
In an attempt to mitigate the situation, Russia offered safe passage to civilians seeking refuge. However, Mariupol authorities swiftly rejected the offer, citing a lack of trust in Russia’s amnesty proposals.
The situation worsened when a Russian missile strike targeted a school in the besieged city, which was providing shelter for around 400 people.
The incident occurred just hours before Russia made their offer, further fueling the accusations of genocide.
The allegations against Putin and the reported mistreatment of Ukrainian refugees have raised international concerns.
The international community is closely monitoring the situation as tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue to escalate, according to The New York Post.