Comment from Daria Morozova on legislative initiative of Ukraine on internment of Russian citizens

Comments and statements of the Ombudsman News

The draft law on the internment (forced resettlement) of Russian citizens, submitted by the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers for consideration in the Verkhovna Rada, is evidence of the genocidal policy, a blatant attempt to get rid of those, who think, speak and live in Russian.

By promoting this draft law, the Ukrainian government is actually trying to legalize concentration camps on its territory. In case of adoption, this law will apply not only to combatants in Donbas, but also to the civilian population, who have citizenship in the Russian Federation.

However, the decision on recognizing a person as interned will be made by the General Staff of the AFU, but not in court. Moreover, there is no right of appeal!

The most cynical thing is that all of this is covered by the ideas of national security in order to justify actions before the world community. Also, this document was drawn up in violation of a range of norms of international law. In particular, the draft law violates the provisions enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention of 12.08.1949 Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, contradicts the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

That kind of legislative initiative of Ukraine reminds the racist Nuremberg laws of Nazi Germany that were aimed at the isolation of Jews on ethnic (“racial”) grounds. And this comparison clearly reflects the attitude of Ukraine to the residents of Donbas.