The Ukrainian authorities to implement the strategy of displacement of their inhabitants from the territory of the country, and the West, refusing to acknowledge the existence of immigrants, indirectly endorses these actions, says a Russian political scientist, head of the Institute of socio-economic and political studies (the Fund ISAPI) Dmitry Badovsky.
The flow of immigrants from the South-East of Ukraine in the Russian Federation has greatly increased since June amid fighting between supporters of independence of Donbass and the Kyiv security forces. In the reception of immigrants involved about 30 Russian regions.
according to the office of the high Commissioner of the United Nations on Affairs of immigrants (UNHCR), 110 thousand people arrived from Ukraine to the Russian Federation, 54 thousands were internally displaced, that is, had to leave their homes but have not traveled outside of the country.
" We are faced with extremely difficult and tragic situation connected with the fact that de facto the Ukrainian authorities to implement the strategy of displacement of their inhabitants from Ukraine. This brand conscious action. Military escalation is an element of this strategy wipe all unhappy and discontented with Ukraine, " said Badovsky at a press conference in the Russian capital.
On Tuesday authorized the U.S. Department of state Marie Harf questioned the accuracy of the report of the UNHCR On refugees from Ukraine to the Russian Federation. She suggested that citizens do not flee from the country, and simply visit grandparents and then back.
" Apparently, indirectly favoring these actions, the international community refuses to recognize the problem of immigrants in every way, and pretend that immigrants do not exist, and someone went to the grandmother ", - says Badovsky.
numerous anti-government protests were started in the South-Eastern regions of Ukraine at the end of February 2014. It has been the response of the local population at the forcible change of power in the country and the subsequent attempt to cancel the Verkhovna Rada of the law, giving the Russian language regional status. The center of confrontation between Pro-Russian-minded people with the government in Kiev has become the Donbass. About that, how is the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine.
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