Mechanisms (ways) for returning Ukrainians deported to the territory of the Russian Federation
Since the beginning of the large-scale armed aggression against Ukraine, Ukraine 5AM Coalition has been documenting the facts of international crimes committed by the forces of the aggressor country, including the deportation of Ukrainian citizens to the territory of the Russian Federation.
In the report presented by the Coalition in January 2023, the deportation of Ukrainian citizens was analyzed in detail as a large-scale and systematic practice pursued by Russia in the territories of Ukraine temporarily occupied by it, and the accompanying measures of the so-called “filtration”, and the maximum amount of information and facts regarding these events were summarized.
The purpose of the present analytical report is to outline the main mechanisms (ways) for returning Ukrainians who were deported to the territory of Russia. Although the civilian population was also deported from the territories of Ukraine occupied by the Russian army to the territory of RB, the authors of the analytical report focus on the return from the territory of Russia in connection with the difficulties that may arise as Ukraine does not have foreign diplomatic missions in the territory of the Russian Federation and there have been no possibilities to cross the Russia–Ukraine border long since.