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saturdays on c-span2 and find a full schedule on your program guide or watch online any time at c-span.org/history. >> the displacement of more than 7 million ukrainians from their homes prompted the united nations security council meeting. meeting. members of the council discussed alleged torture and various search in detention methods perpetrated by russian soldiers, the russian ambassador to view and denounced the claims and accuse of the countries of hypocrisy. this meeting is just over two and half hours. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: 126 meeting of the strata council is called to order. the provisional agenda for this
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meeting is maintenance of peace and security of ukraine. the agenda is adopted. in accordance with rule 37 of the councils provisional rules of procedure, i invite the representatives of italy, latvia, poland, slovakia and ukraine to participate in this meeting. it is certified. in accordance with rule 39 of the council's provisional rules of procedure, i invite the following to produce made in this meeting. undersecretary general for political and peace building affairs, assistant secretary general for human rights and the coordinator for international cooperation, center for civil liberties.
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it is certified. the security council will now begin its consideration of item two of the agenda. i now give the floor to ms. dicarlo. >> mr. president, as we are painfully aware, the war in ukraine continues to rage. since i breach this council on 24 august, because of the fighting, at least 104 civilians including ten children have died, and at least 253 civilians, including 25st children, have been injured according to the office of the high commissioner for human rights. this brings the total number to 13,917 civilian casualties, 5007 of 18 killed, including 372 children and 8199 injured, including 635 children.
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on the actual numbers are likely significantly higher. the war has also continued to drive a larger scale displacement. over 6.9 million people are internally displaced, a jump of 330,000 since my last refrain. most of the newly displaced are coming from eastern and southern ukraine. the current number of ukrainian refugees recorded across europe have surpassed 7 million. up from 6.7 million just two weeks ago. women who constitute half these refugees continue to face significantly increased security risks including trafficking and abuse. thousands of people in the conflict affected areas and most
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acutely in the city of mariupol lack access to running water increasing the risk of disease. all these numbers cannot convey the full scale of the tragedy. but in the face of the international community, in capacity to stop this senseless war, we must continue to record its horrific consequences as accurately as possible. it is our responsibility and indeed the very least we can do to help prevent the war from escalating further and to deter other potential violent conflicts. mr. president, the u.n. continues to mobilize to address the massive impacts of the war on civilians. it the u.n. development program has launched living conditions, access to education, livelihood,
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food insecurity, social status as well as overall levels of poverty and human development. results are expected to be be -- to be available in december december 2022. as humanitarian needs rapidly rise, the yuan response has scaled up and now reaches 12.7 million people with various forms of assistance. over 560 humanitarian organizations, more than 60% of them national ngos are now operating countrywide. this fully complements the incredible work that thousands of ukrainian volunteers are carrying out in their country. the u.n. is actively seeking to ensure that protection in the system are available in all areas of ukraine. we remain extremely concerned about the lack of access to ukrainians living in areas that are currently not undercut the -- under the control of the
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government of ukraine. our humanitarian response includes one million people in these areas despite the firmed humanitarian need. mr. president, the secretary-general has spoken at length about the impact of war around the world, especially on shortages of food and fertilizer. as we have stressed before, the effects on countries already severely hit by climate change, drought and instability have been extremely worrying. somalia, country that before february sourced at least 90% of its wheat from russia and ukraine is on the brink of famine. the united nations office with the coronation of humanitarian affairs warns that there are concrete indications that famine will occur later this year in the southern bay region of the country. thousands are dying in historic route made worse by the effects of the war in ukraine.
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we are grateful that the black sea initiative continues exports from ukraine. that's august, 100 ships have left ukrainian ports, carrying over 2,300,000 across three continents including 30% to low and lower middle income countries. the food program has charted three vessels to transport wheat from ukraine in support of its humanitarian operations. thanks in part to the black sea rain initiative, world food commodity crisis -- prices are coming down though they remain elevated. to be sure that food reaches all in need, russian fertilizers and food products must reach foreign markets. the u.n. continues its efforts to facilitate access to these products which are not under international sanction to world markets.
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mr. president, though power plants remains a concern. the council heard briefings yesterday from the secretary-general and the director general of the international atomic agency regarding the dangers of continued military activity at the lance. -- at the plants. as the secretary general said yesterday we welcome the iaea mission to de-escalate the situation at zaporizhzhia. the iaea report has recommendations to further de-escalate the plant including , our proposal to create the nuclear safety and protection to ensure the safety of the operating staff and maintain physical integrity of the plants. as an immediate step, i reiterate the secretary-general 's urgent skull of a succession
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of military activity in and around the plant. demilitarization is the only answer to ensure the safety of this facility. mr. president the fact-finding mission is set to deploy in the coming days to look into the incident on 29 july that led to the death of 53 ukrainian prisoners of war. between 75 and 130 more were injured. the head of the mission, attorney general carlos alberto is accompanied by an experienced team of senior officials and experts. the mission must be able to conduct its work without any interference and have safe, secure and unfettered access to people, places and evidence. i want to thank ukraine and russia for their constructive approach in preparations. we count on their continued support.
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at my last briefing, i stressed concern of prisoners of war on both sides. i want to reiterate that the international committee of the red cross and the u.n. human rights monitoring mission in ukraine must have unimpeded access to all individuals attained in relations to the ongoing war. this access includes physical access to places of ukrainian prisoners of war. and civilian detainees in the russian federation. both sides of the conflict must fully abide with their obligations under international law. i welcome the party's continued engagement to prison exchanges. just last friday 14 prisoners were exchanged in this region. mr. president the persistent allegations of force to placement, deportation and so-called filtration camps run by the russian federation and affiliated local forces are
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extremely disturbing. such reports must be investigated with the cooperation of authorities. the sin secretary-general to provide a more -- the assistant secretary-general will provide more information. we have repeatedly discussed in this chamber how the war in ukraine is devastating that country and endangering regional and global stability. as you heard from the secretary-general yesterday last week, the conference of the parties to the treaty on the nonproliferation of new weapons cannot produce substantive outcome after consensus was blocked after issues related to the war. the failures only the latest example of how the conflict has affected international relations and cooperation. the longer it continues, the greater the risk it poses to international peace and security.
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you send ukraine, peace founded on respect for the u.n. charter and international law. all wars are tragic. but none more than wars of choice, thank you mr. president. >> the attack by the federation by ukraine which began on february 2022 has resulted in mass force of civilians in ukraine. people are internally displaced a forced many people to flee their home. human rights
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by the russian federation orti controlled by armed groups have also called people to flee. these conditions led to a situation which those fling danger often felt compelled to evacuate in whichever direction was possible come irrespective of their preferences. a significant number of cases from civilians who were displaced to the russian federation including about a dozen cases were members of the russian armed forces and affiliated armed groups ordered civilians in mariuopol, and brought them into territory in ukraine under their control or to the russian federation. once displaced in the territories of the russian federation, and the cases documented, civilians have had limited movement. many ukrainians have chosen to travel onward to other countries or to return to ukraine.
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however, those who chose to return to ukraine were not provided with financial resources or other support to do so. for those who have been taken to remote regions of the russian federation, the cost of return have been particularly prohibited. in situations where a person has been ordered by the occupying power to evacuate for their own safety or for imperative military reasons, those who wish to return must be brought back to their homes as soon as hostilities have ceased. there have been incredible allegations of a forced transfers of unaccompanied children to russian occupied territory or to the russian federation itself. we are concerned that the russian authorities have adopted a simplified procedure to grant russian citizenship to children without parental care and that these children will be eligible for adoption by russian families. under article 50 of the fourth
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geneva convention, the russian federation prohibited from taking these children's personal status including nationality. moreover, we are particularly concerned that the announced plans of the russian authority to have the movement from ukraine at two families in the russian federation did not appear to include for family reunification or in other ways to ensure respect for the principle of the best interest of the child. mr. president, our office has verified that russian armed forces and affiliated armed groups reject civilians for filtration, system of security checks and personal data collection. individuals subjected to filtration include those leaving areas of ongoing those residing in territories controlled by russian armed forces and affiliation on -- armed groups. although security checks are not
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prohibited under international humanitarian law, we are concerned that such checks and attention that may follow that place outside an equal framework and do not respect the principal of necessity and proportionality. it has resulted according to credible reports received by oh hr in numerous human rights violations including of the right to liberty, security of persons and privacy. in cases that our office has documented it during filtration, russian armed forces have suggested -- subjected persons to body searches, forcing nudity and interrogations of a personal background, family ties, political views and allegiances of individuals. the examined person's belongings including mobile devices and data, pictures and fingerprints.
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in some cases those awaiting filtration spend the night in vehicles, unequipped or an overcrowded premises, sometimes without adequate access to food, water and sanitation. there are particular concerns that women and girls are at risk of sexual abuse during these procedures. if documented that men and women perceived as having ties with ukrainian armed forces or state institutions or as having pro ukrainian or anti-russian views were subjected to arbitrary detention, torture, ill-treatment and disappearance. they were transferred to the now infamous colony and pretrial detention centers. where they were interrogated and sometimes tortured to extract so-called confessions of their active cooperation with the government of ukraine.
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some detainees were released after one or two months, while others remain detained as of today, with no or little information for their families about their whereabouts and fates. our focus has been seeking access to individuals attained after failing to pass filtration and to those who reportedly as filtration but were detained, to a center for evacuees in the donetsk region close to the russian federation. and has not been granted access to these individuals and concern ed they may be subjected to torture or ill-treatment while being held. mr. president, forced displacement entails great risk for civilians. it is not only gravely impacting their lives, dignity and health, but also negatively impacts their socioeconomic rights.
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we have documented a significant deterioration and access to adequate housing, social security and livelihood opportunity for displaced persons, in particular for people and groups in vulnerable situations including persons with disabilities, and older persons. many of them are staying for prolonged periods of time in degrading conditions and ill-equipped shelters. we also have concern that the deterioration of the economic situation, mass displacement and the destruction of social ties has high numbers of sexual trafficking for women's -- women and girls. we are closely monitoring the situation in ukraine and the broader region, paying particular attention to groups in vulnerable situations and at higher risk of human rights violations, including trafficking. risks of trafficking can also
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arise in later phases when people have exhausted their savings or when states reduce their protection or social assistance. proceeding states should put in place systemic -- systematic protection and security measures such as gender-based values with prevention, reporting and services for survivors of violence, including trafficking and other forms of exploitation. members of the council, we urge the russian federation to grant unimpeded and confidential access to our office and other independent international monitors to all places of detention of their control, notably to places where people who underwent filtration are being detained. the russian federation is also called upon to provide representatives of the international human rights and organizations with unhindered, timely and safe access to persons from conflict affected
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areas of ukraine that are now in the russian federation or in areas of ukraine occupied by the russian federation. lastly, we urge the international community to continue to support citizens and residents of ukraine who have the flee their homes. thank you, mr. president. >> i thank you for your briefing. we can't hear you. >> [speaking foreign language] >> you might need to press a button, we cannot hear you, your
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microphone is muted. >> mr. president, members of the council. during the six months of the full-scale russian invasion of ukraine, civil liberties, the partners from the initiative which is the coalition of ukrainian human rights ngos has documented over 17,000 times of potential international crimes committed by the russian army in ukraine. initiative contains information around 30 different types of crimes including damage of civilian objects, death and injuries because of schelling's, weapons causing severe injuries, damage to buildings dedicated to education and the disappearance of persons and occupied. willful killing of civilians in
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the prevention of liberty of civilians. it often takes place during filtration, which include -- which russia has been implementing during the last eight years as a monetary -- monitoring of civil liberties. russia has scaled this experience. temporarily occupied territories of ukraine with the full-scale invasion of february this year. just to give you a taste of what this process looks like for ukrainians today, here are some of the stories of those who passed through filtration and were brave enough to share the story. some names are changed for security reasons. this man testified that he was interrogated by the russian military and russia control forces it when they found out his wife ashley called her
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fascist and attempted to take away their child for -- called her a fascist and attempted to take away their child. russian the attained occupied territory. they decided they would rather kill themselves then giveaway the child, however russians were interested in the professional skills. they continued interrogations by asking questions about defenders of mariupol. he did not belong to the ukrainian military, they started kicking him in the groin and connected electricity to his neck. when he recovered after the electric shock he started , coughing. it turned out that it was his dental fillings. they fell out during his torture. lying on the floor, there was blood but not his. those there before him.
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the russians got him and pointed to the long -- log not far from the handcuffs. it was all covered with blood with pieces of white, resembling fragments of bone. the man was only saved by the russian military officers who wanted that dashing to work with him. ash that wanted to work with him. the whole family managed to escape to europe. another stories of -- another stories of a 21-year-old, who speaks about his real name because he has nothing to lose anymore, father was shot by a russian folder -- soldier. after hiding in the basement for weeks, he was taken with his 80-year-old grandmother who has cancer to go through the filtration twice.
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first to donetsk, and to the russian border. he was interrogated of the former ukrainian military, he was a russian wearing civilian wells. he was also asked to refuse the ukrainian passport but he denied in cap the passport. as soon as it was possible, he was out of russian made his way to turkey and then to germany. another stories of a 17-year-old mission. his entire family went through the similar humiliating procedure. the only difference is that she was also sexually harassed during the interrogation and avoided violence because russian soldiers did not find her pretty enough. maybe the next one will be prettier, they said to her. while her father had to go through all the steps of the humiliation procedure only because he had his own before the filtration.
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that, russians did not like. those who have passed through filtration can be detained, from their they may go to the centers in the occupied areas of russia. you can imagine from the survivors, of 16-year-old who was detained when attempting to leave. yet to leave -- live in the prison cell with no working toilets and almost daily he would hear the torture, and then was forced to clean the torture room of blood. in case, when these people get out, while many like those that detained in crimea, and been
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captured in detention centers since april 2022. all this time his relatives have not had the opportunity to speak to him him a learn his condition or get contacted all. some civilian hostages are being tortured to admit they have relation to ukrainian military. like from the testimonies provided by b survivor -- the survivor who was a hostage on the 25th of march in the zaporizhzhia region. that the detention center in russia. he and other hostages were beaten on the hands, legs, tortured, forced to crawl on the floor, with no medical assistance provided at all. some of these tortures, he testified, were aiming to for civilians to admit they have relations to the ukrainian army. these hostages, russia needed to prepare and to exchange.
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it is not that rare that in testimonies from those who pass filtration, that information those failing to pass filtration were killed. at a light image there are mass graves close to filtration camps which might mean that some might be killed or tortured to death. all of these people who went their so-called filtration procedures find themselves in the position of civilian hostages. humiliated, kept in inhumane conditions with no access to humanitarian needs, no access to medical care, being tortured and witnessing the torture of others. they have no legal status because according to the international law, they can't get help in rush at all. that is not all the hostages on
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occupied territory. when the air being kidnapped, taken from their homes. they disappeared from the occupied territories until we find out there being detained in one of many detention centers. these are just not we are seeing all cases. alone, one human rights organization has received information about at least 600 cases. often from relatives of these ukrainians being detained. moreover based on the information collected by the ash in the previous -- in the previous eight years, it has not started in since the full-scale invasion of ukraine in february but instead russia has been practicing this in occupied territory since the first letter invasion of ukraine in 2014. then at scaled this experience
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to all temporary occupied citizens of ukraine. dozens, hundreds to thousands of ukrainians are kept in filtration camps or detention centers on territories occupied by russia which has developed into an organized system of facilities covered in recent reports by observers, which in many instances -- russia has established lawlessness on the occupied territories. by declaring this occupied territory independent, russian government attempts to lift responsibility from itself to monstrous atrocities that are being committed there. there occupied by russia which is, responsible of the occupying power to adhere to the international law.
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instead, russia political military leadership is neglecting, ignoring be provisions of international law, completely irving the purpose of its propaganda and basically doing whatever they want -- serving the purpose of its propaganda and basically doing whatever they want. russia has always got away with it. that is why russia has to be stopped. russia will not be brought to justice, otherwise these atrocities will continue and hundreds of thousands of military civilians will continue to suffer, as russia will continue to do whatever it wants and invade countries whenever it wants. if russia is not stopped, how do you know russia will not come to your country to liberated first. that is why we call on the
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council to create effective mechanisms monitoring russia's compliance with the laws of international war. namely, termination of the legal determination of ukrainian citizens who have not passed filtration. physical violence, threats, humiliation. provisional and comprehensive information on filtration and send a state of help to the detained person
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-- an official representatives of the state of ukraine. also legal protection in the event of legal disclosure. including the exit for international -- and when such is established. the establishment of mechanisms necessary to bring russian criminals to justice. thank you. >> i now give the floor to the members of the security council, beginning with albania. >> thank you, mr. president. i think the secretary-general as well and miss drake for their very interesting induced also troubling testimony. >> concern has been raised, including by some of us, and for good reason.
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intentions by the russians and forces, actions that run against the national humanitarian law. carefully and by international institutions, human rights groups and professional news
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-- these are no longer allegations, they are facts carefully and by international institutions, human rights groups and professional news media, based on accurate information as well as additional resources including reports, verified social media and satellite images. everything is concordant and the conclusion is beyond staggering.
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no one has been allowed to review those camps, which to us are black holes of human rights where ukrainians faced torture. those that pass through the camps have reported humiliation, verbal abuse and physical torture which ranges from electric shock and face russian affiliates have forced the transfer of ukrainians -- in russia or the russian federation. madame curie just confirmed transfer of adults and children. data has been collected, including fingerprints. further, further, based on
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amount of -- the humanitarian of the university have identified 21 fights in -- these are not near checkpoints. these are makeshift prisons under the face of russia's brutal face in the war. anyone who studied history -- camps are rooted in soviet and russian history from world war ii to the chechen wars in the '90s. investigator reporter gather testimony from south ends of civilians human rights violations. despite -- remained the same, identify civilians who they
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believe can signal into russian culture and russian rule, can punish or remove those who want. it is just black and white. if you pay a look to the occupier you are free, if not you were detained and may disappear. this is what is happening to countless ukraine civilians. estimates point to some 1.5 million people process to these camps. oec puts the figure even higher, up to 1.7 -- 1,700,000 ukraine's of june and it hasn't stopped since. the main question concerns those remain unaccounted for. mr. president, in this bleak picture -- terrifying dark spot. human rights advocates believe russians that separated ukrainian children from their parents and placed ukrainian orphans with russian families.
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while they do not kill children and this is happened to hundreds of them so far. they will simply up with them and deport them to russia. imagine for a second the distress of -- who recognized her missing three-year-old granddaughter in a video posted on july 14 on facebook and in russia. being welcomed by adopted adult in russia. this seems tore have been and become a nightmare for tens of thousands of ukrainian mothers. reportedly, russian adult in russia will take ukrainian orphans and receive a stipend more than four times normal weight. mr. president, international law is clear, the forcible transfer of civilians is prohibited under laws of war and can be prosecuted as as a war crimed crime against humanity including
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the full geneva convention. the russian federation is a party to all these instruments and it violates them just like it does with everything else at will. we call international organizations, independent agencies and encourage ukraine and others to collect documentation available of the need to use in the accountability process. violation of international law will not remaine unpunished and crimes committed in ukraine will huntru those responsible until e last days. mr. president, does a lot that is come into the open but -- about these unlawful policies of ukraine but what we may know may only be the tip of the iceberg. there is certainly significantly much more we don't know and this is the biggest story in the bigger worry. this is why if russia has nothing to hide as they claim, it should enable immediate and unrestricted access to the u.n.
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bodies, the ohchr in the first place but alsoo to international actors include the so-called filtration centers and the forced deportation -- in russia where the civilians, ukraine civilians are being filtered, interrogated, humiliated, denied the rights and unlawfully detained. will russia do that? i thank you. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i thank the representative of albania for his statement. i give the floor to the representative of the united states. >> thank you, mr. president. and also thank you to undersecretary general dicarlo and assistant secretary for your briefings. and thank you so much for offering a start and credible view on the situation from a civil society perspective. colleagues, i want you to
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imagine for a moment you are a parent in mariupol. you and your partner are young and healthy. you have a 10-year-old son and and a two-year-old daughter. you're happy. you are not particularly political but you love your life in ukraine. and suddenly a russia invades. russian forces bonior schools and hospitals. they destroy your peaceful city. still, you have done the best to keep yourpe family safe. you huddled in shelters. you triedup to survive, and one day you and your family are trying to scrounge up some food and your stop on the streets by russian forces. you are escorted against your will to a center to undergo filtration. you are terrified about what happens next because your grandmother told you stories of her friendsds and neighbors
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disappearing under thehe soviet union. and even what russia did to its own citizens during the war in chechnya. you are separated from your partner and your children, your personal biometric information is recorded. your ukrainian driver's license and passports are confiscated. your cell phone is searched for perceived anti-russian messages. you are stripped of your clothes. your interrogated. you are beaten. you hear gunfire and screams from rooms next door. others deemed more threatening are being tortured and killed. because you are of fighting age you are asked to fight for russia. when you refuse you are given a russian passport and sent deep into russia against your will, far away from your family and with no means to communicate with anyone you know or love. you havesa been filtered.
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this is the picture that many credible reports from diverse sources present of the so-called filtration operations that russia has set up in ukraine. we now havee eyewitness testimoy from victims and increasingly detailed recordings from groups such as human rights watch, the organization for security and cooperation in europe, the yale school of public health, humanitarian research lab, , and you have heard two of our briefers today share this information. even the russian state managed task- news agency has reportedn the many ukrainians that a been relocated to russia. and these filtration locations, russian authorities or proxies search, interrogated, colors and reported sometimes torture
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subjects. butt these horrors are not limited to the centers that have been set up. filtration may also occur o at checkpoints, routine traffic stops, or on the streets. in an interview conducted by human rights watch, a man from mariupol said he and dozens of mariupol residence were forced to stay inna a schoolhouse underfill the conditions, and thats, was before they even were taken to undergo filtration. he said many got sick. he said, quote, we felt like hostages. these operations aimed to identify individuals russia deems insufficiently compliant are compatible to its control. and there's mounting and credible evidence that those considered threatening to russian control because of perceived pro-ukrainian leanings are disappeared or further
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detain. one eyewitness said that she overheard a russian soldier say, i shot at least ten people who had not passed filtration. estimates from a m variety of sources, including the russian government, indicate that russian authorities have interrogated, detained, forcibly deported between 900,000, and 1.6 million ukrainian citizens from their homes to russia, often isolated regions in the far east. and i want to be clear. the united statess has information that officials from russia's presidential administration are overseeing and coordinating these filtration operations. and we are further aware that russian presidential administration officials are providing lists of ukrainians to be tie targeted for filtration
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and receiving reports on the scope and the progress of operations. filtered, the word does not begin to convey the horror and the depravity of these i premeditated policies. just look at how russia is treating ukrainian children. estimates indicate that thousands of children have been subject to filtration, some separated from their familieson and taken from orphanages before being put up for adoption in russia. the united states has information that overr the coure a loan more than 1800 children were transferred from russian controlled areas of ukraine to russia. of course i need not remind this council that the forcible transfer of deportation of protected persons from occupied territories to the territory of the occupier is a grave breach of the fourth geneva convention
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under the protection of civilian and constitutes a war crime. we should take a moment to consider the fate w of those who do not passed filtration. the evidence, evidence is growing every day that thousands of ukrainians deemed threatening due to their potential affiliation with the ukrainian army, territorial defense forces, media government and civil society groups are reportedly being detained, or simply disappearing. ..
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>> why are they systematically cataloging ukrainians coming through the system? why is russia appointing officials in occupied areas in educational, curriculum in schools and trying to get ro ukrainian positions to apply for russian passports? why are russian forces in proxy to erase the living memory ofukraine ? the reason is simple. to prepare for an attempted annexation. the goal is tochange sentiments by force . to provide a fraudulent veneer of legitimacy for the russian occupation, and eventual purported annexation of even more ukrainian territory. this effort to fabricate these facts on the ground is the predicate to sham referenda. it is part of the russian playbook for ukraine that we've been warning councilmembers about since even the beginning of the war . these referenda will attempt
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to create a false semblance of legality and public support so russia feels it can annex her son and other regions of ukraine f. of course we will never recognize any effort by russia to change ukraine's borders by force. we must hold the perpetrators of these atrocities account. we must respond as an international community, and international community that still respects the un charter . we know what russia will say about all of this. they will deny, deny, deny but there's a simple way to know if any of this is true . let the united nations in. give the independent observers access. give ngos access. allow humanitarian access. let the world see what is going on.
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as security council members are here to promote international peace and security and uphold the un charter. at a minimum i hope each of us here today acknowledges that all persons subject to filtration need access to un and humanitarian agencies as soon as possible so that we can verify their well-being as we heard today from ohc, chr. until russia provides that access , we will have to rely on the evidence we have accumulated and the brave testimony of survivors. the picture they paint alongside the mounting reports is chilling. colleagues, there will come a day when we are gathered in this council to condemn russia's federations attempt to annex more of ukraine's territory. and i will ask that you remember what you've heard here today.
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no one, no one will be able to say they were not warned. thank you. >> i will give the floor to the residents of the united kingdom. >> thank you president and i joined the previous two speakers and thanking undersecretary general decarlo, assistant secretary-general paris and miss alexandra for their briefings. as we discussed, today we need to discuss the emerging evidence of further potential russianviolations and abuses of international law . we are deeply concerned by reporting by the un, the osce and civil society organizations that russia is
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systematically detaining, processing l and deporting ukrainian men, women and children. with chilling echoes from european history. as we heard, civilians reportedly face interrogation , body searches, stripping, invasive data collection, ill-treatment and torture while passing through filtration. those who are deemed most threatening are reportedly held indefinitely in detention centers while others including unaccompanied children are forcibly deported to russia. some simply disappear.
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so we call on the russian federation to allow the un and other relevant international organizations immediate, full and unhindered access to those held in filtration camps and detention centers and for these reports to be fully investigated to ensure that those responsible can be held to account. we are concerned to that russia may be using force deportations and displacement in an attempt forcibly to change the demographic makeup of parts of ukraine. what does this tell us about russia's war?
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first, it tells us about their method and their disregard for the rules that we agreed and observed here at the un. the collective rules that bind us together. russia acts as if the charter and international humanitarian law do not apply to them. second, it confirms that this is not just an attempt to destroy ukraine's democracy but also ukrainian identity and culture. alleged the notification is a cover for the ukrainian edition and annexation. finally, it confirms what has
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been abundantly clear over the last sixmonths . russia's army is not being welcomed as it enters ukrainianterritory . this is war of conquest, a war of occupation. all war of oppression and a war to eliminate ukraine. so yet again we call on the russian federation to observe fully its obligations under international law and to bring an end to its illegal invasion of nukraine . vacuum president. >> thank the representative for her statement. i defer to the representative of china . >> thank you mister
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president. the unresolved ukrainian crisis and the worsening humanitarian situation has s inflicted a heavy toll on the people. it is worrying that the conflict shows no sign of stopping with a long winter approaching. ukraine and neighboring countries are facing new challenges on an enormous scale. we must therefore step up our actions to make even greater efforts for peace and go all out to avoid further deterioration of the humanitarian situation. as the principal under any circumstance protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure should never be targeted. the protection of civilians must come first.
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the part should abide by humanitarian law. protect the legitimate rights and interests of displaced persons, especially women and children. it support the work of humanitarian agencies particularly the evacuation of personnel ctand cooperate with paid operations. china commands ukraine's neighboring countries for providing millions of refugees with shelter, humanitarian assistance and social services. international community should continue to lend a helping hand to ukraine and its neighbors, mitigate the pressure of relief assets, bring more hope to people in need and create necessary conditions for voluntary return. the city safety and security
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of the powerplant concerns the health and well-being of millions of people in ukraine and the entire region and accidents must not be allowed. we call on the parties concerned to furnish the southern pillars refrain from taking any action that may endanger security. we welcome the ie ia mission and appreciate the continued on-site presence of the agency's experts. we encourage the agency to maintain communication lwith all parties on relevant issues . ukraine human services situation has always been close to our heart. with this in mind china has put forward a six-point initiative to prevent a crisis in ukraine as well as an initiative on international cooperation. we encourage russia and ukraine to maintain communication and cooperation
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on humanitarian issues and support the un in providing assistance to ukraine and neighboringcountries on the basis of neutrality , partiality and politicization . and also calling for and promoting the return of ukrainian and russian food production to the international market. the chinese government has provided batches of human health wise to ukraine a concrete action that brought much-needed aid to the ukrainians in theconflict . we hope that the supplies will have more people survive the looming winter. history has repeatedly proven that diplomatic assets and communication are the only viable way to resolve conflict and china once again calls the two explain political sentiment.
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of hostilities. all all sides should give up political self-interest and refrain from tensions creating division or inciting confrontation. and make concrete efforts to resolve the ukrainian crisis. thank you mister president. >> i think the representative of china for his statement and now give the floor ceto the representative of india. >> enmister president, allow me to thank you for convening thismeeting on this important topic . let me back the research for
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their presentations. we are witnessing today the debilitating impact of conflict on humanitarian situations across global landscapes in afghanistan, yemen, mali, sudan and ukraine. the report paints a distressing picture of civilian posturing over 11,000 civilian casualties in various conflicts in 2021 with over 45 percent of these being in our neighborhood in afghanistan alone. more than 140 million people are leaving under conflict in his conduct, 84 million people being forcibly displaced with women and children forming the large majority of rainternally displaced persons. it is a matter of concern that parties to armed conflicts seem to view the civilian population and civilian infrastructure as legitimate targets. vulnerable groups e including women, children and minorities as well as indispensable civilian infrastructure, hospitals and irreplaceable cultural heritage have been among the
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several collateral casualties of attacks in recent armed conflicts. the council would recall that since the commencement of the conflict in ukraine india has been consistently calling for an immediate cessation of hostility and to an end to violence. going forward we continue to emphasize dialogue and diplomacy as the only way forward. it is regrettable the situation in ukraine is not shown any significant improvement in the council last discussed the conflict in ukraine and its humanitarian consequences. the security situation remains serious as do they humanitarian consequences. reports of civilian killings in butchart are deeply disturbing. we very much hope the international community will continue to respond positively to the call for humanitarian assistance and we support calls calling for guarantees of safe passage to deliver humanitarian and
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medical supplies. india has recently dispatched his 12 consignments of humanitarian aid to ukraine. this humanitarian aid and assistance is in keeping with the human centric approach of the government of india , a central candidate for beliefs and values which receives the whole world as one family. let me assure the council india will continue to work with the international community and partner countries to mitigate the economic hardships that are resulting from this conflict. the impact of the ukraine conflict is not just limited to europe. in particular the conflict is exacerbating concerns over food, fertilizer and fuel security particularly in the developed countries. it is necessary for all of us to adequately appreciate the importance of equity, affordability and accessibility. india has been approached for the supply of wheat and sugar by many countries and we are responding positively. in the last three months te
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alone india has exported more than 1.8 million tons of ct wheat to countries in need including to afghanistan , why mark, sudan and yemen. allow me to once again reiterate the importance of the un guiding principles of humanitarian assistance. that is humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence . these measures should never be solidified. we continue to emphasize the present stall member states that the global order and respect for the territorial integrity of member states. >> i think the representative of india for her statement and i now give the floor to the representative of brazil. >> thank you very much mister president. i would like to thank you sg rosemary decarlo, asg arms terrace and miss alexandra for theirbreathing .
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mister president two weeks ago this council met to discuss the situation in ukraine after six months of conflict . the report you sg roles presented to us were already gave us a bleak scenario. tens of thousands of confirmed deaths and millions of refugee and internally displaced persons. they humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and continued hostility during winter could have dire consequences. disproportionately affecting full durable groups women and children. there are signs of an intensification of hostilities in various parts of the ukrainian territories. such as a kherson region where fighting has intensified.
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this worrying trend ignores the rest to the safety of heavily populated areas and to the integrity of the the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. even more worrying is the fact that there are no signs of any engagements in peace negotiations. in recent weeks we have heard that the two sides are preparing for a long-term conflict. with the mobilization of additional troops and resources . this decision will have serious impacts on both societies and their economies. with unforeseeable consequences anfor the next generation and rippling effects for the world at large. mister president, we have in mind the words of the
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distinguished public representative of the united arab emirates the session last august 24. there is value in the council's meetings on ukraine. when they are complemented by action . action in this case should mean opening the path to a negotiated solution that ends the suffering of millions and eliminates the rest to food and 's insecurity and other countries especially in the developing world. brazil strongly condemns the pp use of force to resolve disputes between states. we reiterate our call for the immediate cessation of hostilities. we defend the territorial integrity of all states and the respect for the security concerns of all parties. isolating any of the parties
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and closing the doors to dialogue will not bring solutions to the conflict . the fertilizer agreements concluded in istanbul in july and the arrival of ieee inspectors at the nuclear power plant show that realistic and pragmatically negotiations and mutual concession are the best way to achieve peace. respect for international law and for the un charter must guide the actions of state and thepractice of this council . mister president, we urge the parties to refrain from escalating the conflict and to cease hostilities. we add our voice to that of other councilmembers in favor of a political solution and call on the leaders of both countries to prioritize the well-being of their populations. i thank you. >> i think the representative
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ofbrazil for his statement and give the floor to the residents of donna . >> madam president, thank you for giving me the floor. at the outset i would like to thank rosemary decarlo and the secretary-general for the building affairs and madam carey, assistant secretary-general for human rights in the office of the united nations high commissioner for human rights for their briefings. hai also thank the civil society representative judge drake for her constant contribution to the council's discretion. since the beginning of the war in february this year and in only a period of six months at least 14 million people are estimated to have been forcibly displaced from their normal places. close to 8 million have sought refuge in neighboring countries while millions more have been permanently
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displaced. although some ukrainian have clawed back into ukrainian territory the numbers are still in comparison to those who are compelled to leave their homes on a daily basis . the situation which has been infamously described as the world's largest and fastest humanitarian crisis since the second world war is alarming and calls for urgent and concerted international action to help end the war that has become the driving forcebehind the mass displacement of persons from ukraine . donna is concerned that women and children are the most affected by the war and the councils greatest portion of displaced persons. naturally many of these women are pregnant, have children suffer some form of disability . this council has also in previous meetings received information about human rights abuses including
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sexual violence suffered by the displaced women and children of ukraine. we are disheartened by the realization that many of those who have been displaced will not be able to return to their homes and the lives they once lived as a result of extensive damage and destruction caused to several cities and residential facilities across ukraine. despite the grim outlook we note the essential support and humanitarian humanitarian assistance being offered by the united nations and humanitarian agencies as well as civil society. we also commend those neighboring countries that continue to receive people into their territory and provide them with immediate assistance for suspending their own services. these countries must get additional support where
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possible for enhancing their capacity and ensure that adequate protections and assistance are extended. we recommend humanitarian assistance for displaced persons should include social services to help those who have been traumatized by the experience of the war. children must also be protected and have their best interests prioritized at all times. mister president, donna condemns all acts of human rights abuse against civilians including the reported cases of other acts which could possibly amount to more crimes. this administrations actions are inhumane and constitute violations ofhumanitarian law and human rights law . in this pain we call for an impartial and independent investigation and allegations
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of abuses to establish the facts and ensure accountability on justice for the victims. the attacks on civilian populated areas and destruction of civilian infrastructure are not only unjust , they are unacceptable and must cease. we call upon all to comply with the obligations of internationallaw, international humanitarian law and human rights . let me emphasize that the cessation of hostilities is crucial to stem the displacement and other humanitarian crisis in ukraine. the war must end now. we repeat our call to the russian federation to immediately and unconditionally deploy its forces from the internationally recognized borders of ukraine. , maintains that you there can be no military solution to the war and let besides focus their attention from the battlefield to the table
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of administering the mediation and diplomatic discourse . the several crisis brought about by the war will continue to evolve and further threaten global peace and security. in reaffirming donna's unwavering support for the cause of political independence and territorial integrity of ukraine and its people i wish to reiterate our principal opposition not to recognize any international annexation of territory or use of force by anyone state. finally, we asked the members of this council to prioritize the interests of the ordinary people of ukraine as we work towards an early and comprehensive solution that will secure peace and stability in ukraine. >>. >> we now give the floor to the representative ofnorway .
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>> iq president. let's first let me first thank you deputy decarlo and civil society representatives alexander for their briefings. there can be no doubt about the significance tragic humanitarian consequences of russia's war against ukraine. russia's illegal invasion violates the fundamental principles of the un charter and the legal norms of the world order. russia must restore its strips and this war must stop. the number of civilian casualties and is alarming and unacceptable. as we have heard of the 7 million across the border fleeing russia grueling war seeking protection in neighboring and other countries.
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roughly the same number are internally displaced in ukraine. the behind these numbers are real people, families, children and persons with disabilities. they all need protection, health services and education . the restoration of family is our utmost importance. and we must prevent and combat human trafficking and other abuses of those in dire need of protection and assistance. all parties have an obligation to protect civilians and safeguard and ensure their human rights and fundamental freedoms. russia's warfare in urban unpopulated areas and the use of heavy explosive weapons is destroying homes, schools and hospitals.
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it is important that we support ukraine's reconstruction efforts so that the many millions of forcibly displaced persons one day can in turn returned to their homes in ukraine. and development actors must be engaged in this important work. president, we are deeply worried about the reports of forcibly transferred of civilians to russia and territory occupied by russia and our filtration facilities run by russia. we are alarmed by reports that civilian appears to be arbitrarily deprived of the liberty at such facilities. and there is a growing body of independent information indicating serious human rights violations and abuses against civilians detainees and prisoners of war at these
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sites. these reports emphasize the importance of all parties engaging in identifying and sirecovering missing persons. an appropriate humanitarian action must be given and hinder access to all places of detention in accordance with international humanitarian law . we welcome the our state today by secretary decarlo on the fact might be mission established by the secretary-general for the incident of 29 july after the detention's facility near the village of lucca. the mission must be allowed to conduct its importancework . we also report that all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition of an occupied territory are prohibited according to international humanitarian law and may constitute war
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crimes. the we reiterate our demands that civilians must be protected international humanitarian law and international humanrights law fully respected and implemented . civilians forcibly transferred who wish to return must be allowed to do so. humanitarian access must be coinsured access to the many needs and they must be protected against attack. norway condemns the recent attacks on the base of the ukrainian lead red cross. president, the russia's war against ukraine has global consequences which fuel energy prices and increasing insecurity. we commend the secretary general for his tireless effort to promote dialogue and negotiation between the parties.
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the most effective way to ease the devastating humanitarian impact of this war is to stop it. russia has to stop this war. russia can also choose to end it. iq. >> i think the representative of norway. i now give the floor to the representative of the russian federation. >> mister president,, mister president. we've taken note of the information provided by rosemary decarlo. and we also heard the latest inventions from the propaganda advisor minister of defense of ukraine
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alexander dreck. today's meeting which is convened upon the request of the united states and albania has every chance of becoming a new war zone and the disinformation campaign unleashed against our country. the west's tactic which is the west is waging a hybrid more in ukraine down to the last ukrainian against russia is well-placed. to do anything possible to be the russianmilitary operation the special operation we are conducting. the dirty methods of russian western propaganda are familiar to us . you recall the evidence of staging and provocations and merry opal that are refuted increasingly by new evidence which in the last doing everything they can to try to keep out of the eyesof the general public . now we are being blamed for filtration activities which are we are allegedly carrying out against ukrainian
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citizens. and i would like to ask our american politics although she left the meeting but i'm sure she will be able to pass my question on to her. you spoke to us today a horror film. what horror film were you telling us the plot ofexactly ? we've never seen that film. it's a film that was produced by the ukrainian military propaganda and perhaps in that case on the screen. as for the so-called filtration, we don't really understand what is being talked about here. the term filtration doesn't have a clear definition in humanitarian law. if we're talking about identifying among those people who want to come to russia ukrainian citizens are fighters in the italian or ukrainian army soldiers who
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participated in crimes against the civilian population that's normal practice for any army around the world . when it comes to filtration activities if the american colonies who can tell better than anyone else requested thismeeting . just look at the program started by the previous investigation to expel to mexico tens of thousands of forced displaced persons who requested asylum in the united states migrants were kept in inhumane conditions and deprived of their interests and also just cause proceedings at the same time the american authorities separated families and sending children and their parents to different detention centers. more than 2 and a half ti thousand such cases were reported . but for many years illegal detention without trial or investigation of the the human rights reputation of theunited states . still nobody has more responsibility for the use of torture or mistreatment of the prisoners in secret cia
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prisons which to 2000 were operating in european countries. i would once again like to ask my american colleagues simply from the delegation of the united states just by means of curiosity, did the united states allowed un human rights defenders in, did they allow in an hr representative for example to feed the prisoners in particularly cynical attempts by those behind these discussions eunder the process of human rights to try to force an unsuspecting public to believe as if these camps were trying to buy a car like or by force become russia and those who make such insinuations are simply parting ways with the facts or common sense. that is contradicted by even basic statistics including
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international ones. the russian federation is the largest recipient country of ukrainian refugees . in total from ukraine , the dvr and lpr to russia more than 3.7 million people have of which 600,000 are children if you removed from that number people with russian passports who are citizens of the dvr and lpr in the number ofcitizens of ukraine welcome to russia is according to the assistance of unhcr more than 2.4 million people . and those people are kept in prisons such as for example in russia nobody is preventing them moving or preventing them leaving the country. it is confirmed even by the representative of hr. do you seriously think that such a large number of people t could be forced to move out to keep silent. many of them are writing about that impressions and their assessments on social networks and their expressing
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much gratitude to our country. from what their publishing it's clear that people are fleeing ukraine out of fear for their lives trying to save themselves from the criminal regime which has not allow them to evacuate and use them as a human shield. on the territory of the five constituent entities of the russian federation are more than 1500 temporary access points for 95,000 people. to convey refugee as a temporary settlement areas, trains are provided, about 38 trains have been allocated as a hotline with each day forces more than 250 medications. refugees and displaced persons are provided with psychological and medical assistance. particularattention is paid to children. they are given every opportunity to continue studying in schools . unfortunately far from all the children in the did ask peoples republic where they
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happily to go to school on 1 september the daily shelling of the dvr by the ukrainian armed forces a number of which on the decision of the authorities are promoting operating promote learning. concerning the privacy of children that was mentioned today by secretary karas, we are stunned that the un officials reportedly tried to negate the fact that ukrainians peacemaker is publishing information about hospitals and minors that is threatening them with action. we have already informed the un the database of this extremist that contains one 340 children. which the representatives of unicef have not met despite the fact that promises were given to that effect. naturally on the border with
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russia forced displaced persons registrations after which those who need it are given help to reach temporary accommodation points and we would note to those who are trying to confuse us with terminology ukrainians and residents of dvr go through registration rather than filtration. as far as we can judge similar procedures are applied in thailand and other countries against ukrainian refugees but they can tell you about that themselves. distinguishedcolleagues , how far our western colleagues have deviated from reality about the violent movements of ukrainians even the western media can't ignore the fact that a vast number of ukrainians are returning by poker by y truck to get from ukraine to the areas of risk by russia. a long line built up outside the checkpoint through which
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each day up to 700 people are returning home once they learned from their friends and loved ones ofobjective information about peaceful are taking place in their towns . in particular the iaea expert on their way to these apartments went past this and told people this is a clear indicator of the fact that many ukrainians already referred to live with russians not believing the clock and criminal regime. and if we're going to talk about violent actions against the ukrainian population what comes to mind is the efforts of the key of regime . since the beginning of august ukraine has been connecting obligatory mandatory evacuation of the population in the areas of dvr and a number of other countries under its control. people not only have the opportunity to choose which way they are evacuated but often the opportunity to stay where they live even if they're not under any threats and those who do decide not
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to leave are intimidated with the threat of the punishment for cooperating with russia. the norms of ukrainian legislation about collaboration allow for the prosecution of people even forgetting. from the russian authorities or for example the decision of a teacher to continue to teach in a school and a liberated area. the western and un human rights orwant to take note of these wartime laws. so-called and the way they are being applied by the regime moreover , you continue not to take note of the terrorist attacks of kiev saboteurs against the liberal authorities in liberated territories. you are providing for the liability of cities and the work of utility for the benefits of the nation. the other day a car exploded with the head of the advanced administrations on party who died on 24 august, the similar ministration in the
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shop was killed. when the car exploded his daughter was in the car and fortunately she survived. that clearly is how kiev imagines the partisan war that we were promised from the outset of the special military operation however given the real mood of the people inthe liberated territories , it seems that other are resorting to the practice of killing killings they have no other option left. lastly portions of our former western partners about rule filtration procedures which allegedly are being applied to ukrainians on the way to russia for example with the example of the free movement of ukrainian agents will result in the in the killing of a young russian journalist . the person wanted accused of this based killing against the citizens of ukraine,
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before committees on 23 july fondly along with her 12-year-old daughter came to russia in her car. as you can see from the video clips published where than were those same filtration activities and interrogations that russia allegedly applies to all ukrainians who want to come to our country ? she was comfortably in her car and rented a flat on the garage and of 20 august she was the victim of a terrorist attack. after this based tribe ukrainians together with her daughter once again crossed the border into estonia and where it was able to do so once again without any filtration procedures . only from estonia to russia and back again without any problems the compass of the terrorists ukrainian citizens bond and workbook. i would like to put the
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question to my western colleagues. how are these ukrainians able to place holy cross the russian border if our so-called police state as many of you asserts has introduced for ukrainian citizens a network of filtration camps and how do these massive voluntary movements ofukrainians to russia time with accusation of their forced deportation . do you not think that you simply once again got tangled up in lies. it's very regretful that the campaign to besmirch our country has now extended to a human rights organization noted for subjectivity. in one recent report which wascited broadly today their unfounded accusations against us . the legend of mass filtration activities based on the question of several governments many of which have never come to russia and a,many said they did so voluntarily.why is it that
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when there are ukrainian refugees they limit themselves to the district subjective testimony. hundreds of thousands of people who fled, how they been living all these months and years and ukrainians procedures they went through and across the border. in principle how impartial can defendants be when they work only from one side of the conflict which inter alia has established d censorship. references to the human rights watch report should in no way mislead anyone. we saw all too well what happened to amnesty international which was hounded for its attempts to show the truth and invented picture of the use of ukrainian armed forces for military purposes. it seemed that our colleagues need the truth human from human rights defendants, they only need them to do what te what washes the regime and
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russia. mister president were not opposed to discussing what's happening in ukraine. during the special military operation the vast number of facts are coming to light of criminal actions like the western supporters. which we discussed almost every day but we're in favor of talking about real relevant rather than invented problems and since today we wasted time talking about related conjecture that we propose that tomorrow we discuss real threats to international peace and security caused by western states, by foreign states of arms and military goods to ukraine. briefly we would like to see under secretary-general for disarmament affairs now coming through and also representative of the civil society. we will immediately send the corresponding request to the french presidency . >>. >> i think the representative of the russian federation for his statement that i now give the floor to the representative of kenya.
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>> thank you president. >> i think the secretary-general. and general, your secretary for the situation in ukraine. i also think miss alexandra drake for her insight. president, we must always go beyond in forcing international law in the conduct of war. by officiating a greater evil is war itself. the reason being that war inevitably leads to suffering of civilians. one of the most frequent asks is forced displacement and its effect on security, the disruption of light likelihood and sexual abuse,
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denial of goods to children and forced labor. the war in ukraine has generated the largest mass displacement in since the second world war. 6.9 million displaced and 79 refugees. last month alone more than 330,000 people mostly from the east and south of the country will were displaced. we commiserate especially with the most valuable ukrainians who have been forced to pay in response to our war at its most basic laws of international conduct including the provision of china. the claim that the forcibly displaced are being subjected to filtration processes call for independence into this
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allegation the facts of which this country can take appropriate action. kein this regard relevant united nations agencies should be granted a safe to those that have been forcibly displaced. particularly those in the filtration camps. most critically, resident is the utter need to prevent the creation of new waves of forced departments which was a humanitarian situation. nor should more should be done to provide humanitarian systems and ensure the safety and protection of civilians or for more related violations including forced displacement particularly in the east and south of ukraine. mister president, even as we discussed and apply the face
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of those displaced by the conflict in n ukraine we recall the international day for people of african descent that took place on 30th august. for this day we need to combat discrimination and violations against the people of african descent were underscored. m we vividly recall that's africans and people of african descent when they like millions of others were seeking to escape when the war broke out. what transpired then? we call on all states to review their laws to address racial discrimination and uphold their duty to treat migrants, refugees and those with the dignity they ug deserve. mister president, can you
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reiterate once again that although it is going through a great tragedy, multilaterally the united nations including this distinct body remains our hope and bulwark against this war. we therefore continue to call for cessation of the conflict in ukraine and are restored diplomacy. this is the only viable avenue to restore this conflict which continues to pose a greater threat to the international peace and security. i thank you. >>. >> i think the representative of kenya for his statements. i give the floor to the representative of mexico. >> rossi asked president. i think under secretary-general decarlo assistant secretary-general rent chorus on for the information that they shared with us.
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the escalation is the armed conflict that ukraine has led to a high number of civilian victims and the disruption of basic infrastructure with serious consequences as we are all aware. they have forced millions of people to leave their homes seeking protection and assistance. many of these antraveling as refugees have crossed borders to neighboring countries and others are displaced inside ukraine. the numbers might fluctuate but the reality on the ground is that millions of people have not been able to return to their place of origin. the widespread displacement of people have posed a series of challenges for home countries whose solidarity has, we need to express our
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gratitude for because it has made it possible to provide support to millions of people . mexico appeals to all of the parties to respect international human rights laws . an international refugee and ivp loss. while as international humanitarian laws and in particular the 1949 geneva convention and its first additional protocols, of 1977. as well it's worth recalling that in the international humanitarian law parties who in international armed conflict may not depose nor move by force the civilian population of an occupied territory. this is a provision of the forced geneva conventions and customary international law. violation represents a war
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crime. mister president, what is the experience in ukraine is constantly changing one. hence why detecting new needs and mitigating threats to vulnerable groups represents a priority and a challenge . various united nations agencies and humanitarian organizations war of the risks faced in particular by some groups and allow me now to briefly mention three such groups. first, women. a few months ago we heard from you and women about the public health risks faced by women in the region. special representative hassan has already warned of the impact of hostilities on the
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disruption of services for the victims of sexual violence. she insisted on exthe importance of addressing these threats posed by human trafficking for sexual exploitation and prostitution. for this reason we believe that all the humanitarian action responses and strategies must have a clear gender perspective included. second, children. both the unhcr and unicef have been unequivocal to ensure the immediate identification, registration, protection and appropriate care for unaccompanied or separated minors and to avoid adoption either during or immediately after anemergency . third, older persons and
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persons with disabilities. the 2.7 million persons with disabilities in ukraine have very limited access to emergency information to shelter. or support networks. this is a group that is facing serious difficulties in accessing services that will allow them ssto address urgent conditions or pre-existing illnesses that are not being cared for. president, mexico calls for all necessary measures to be taken to ensure that any displaced civilian has safe shelter, food and health
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services. in light of the information that has beenprovided , they are immune to the security council on the so-called filtration processes. we believe that it is crucial for the un to have access to these flights without restriction. so that they can objectively and rigorously complement relevant information. i conclude by reiterating that the only way to resolve all of these deplorable circumstances prevailing on the ground will not be with concessions that we had until now and we have currently. the only way will be by reaching an immediate cessation of hostilities. to that end, it's urgent to
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advance along the diplomatic track with greater commitment from the international community. thank you very much. >> i think the representative of mexico for her statement. i give the floor to the representative of ireland. >> thank you mister president and also thank you to asg brown's terrace for their concerning briefings and also alexander drake for her testimony. ireland continues to be disturbed by the continuing shelling of areascontaining civilians and civilian infrastructure in ukraine . war has already seen 12 ir million ukrainians forcedinto their homes creating a displacement crisis of th enormous proportions . these are not just static numbers coming from the war. the number of an charlie displaced persons rose by 330,000 just this past month.
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nor are these merely statistics. we are talkingabout children, the elderly, the infirm . vulnerable people cut off in a situation beyond their control seeking shelterand safety just as we would do . >> .. mr. president, this is why we call to comply with all obligations. there must be full safe
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unhindered managing axis for civilians including those who choose to remain in ukraine or unable to leave. they are not combating. those who seek to leave or forced allowed to do so safely and alive to keep the definitions of their own choosing. we are appalled by the evidence of the violations in ukraine. he won seen as isolationists documented cases of deportation, affection, torture and even executions. there's evidence of forced deportation of ukrainians including children in areas of ukraine occupied by russia or the russian federation and the use of so-called filtration center as part of the process. these violations of international humanitarian human rights mayay constitute
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international crime including war crime. it's critical access is granted to the united nations to all of these centers. we know displacement increases sexual and interfaced discounts of horrendous reports of sexual violence perpetrated by russian soldiers against women and girls, men and boys. but let us be there, rape is not given in war a deliberate act that may constitute or crime and lasting impact on victims and survivors in our communities. it must be known. for such crime. mr. president, we are concerned by reports of mistreatment oftr prisoners of war that all prisoners of war must be treated humanely in all circumstances. allegations or incidents of this treatment must be properly investigated andat perpetrated
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closely held accountable. the committee director must be given access to all. finally we are deeply disturbed by disrespect for the law and we resolve to ensure international crime taking place and will not for such crimes. once again, reco end its aggression, comply with obligations and international thank you, mr. president. >> i find representative of ireland for his statement andor the representative of the united arab and burt's. >> thank you, mr. president that i would like to thank you sg carlo and their sobering update and take note of briefing.
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many households in new york and around the world, many of us have been consumed this week with preparing for the start of the school year. should be a joyful exciting time for family particularlyor schoolchildren which makes it difficult to imagine it in the conflict we are discussing today or any other ongoing conflict around the world on the security council. images of have been profoundly moving for the resiliency as the war has no. 2300 educational institutions district 300 with a un reports. the war and ukraine is disproportionately affected women and children. at this but a good time we report estimates over 2 million children have fled the country and many others have been
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displaced. some might attend virtual classes in ukraine but most will be in need of school for facilities and their new homes. at the same time even those lucky enough to have a home to go to are grappling with social anxieties of trauma. the briefing the protection of children is something the ukrainian russian sources should look into with urgency, an area where communications much needed and expected by the international community. if ever a clear cut illustration of the need for response in humanitarian approach, this is it, security council should exist on tailor-made solutionst. that humanitarian actors specifically addressing the needs of women and children. in the face of these difficult challenges we commend un agencies and humanitarian partners for their swift
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response for the needs of displaced people as well as the host countries. as the conflict goes on, the production and service delivery for thoseus seeking averagese including education becomes ever more vital. at the same time we underline once again such protection must be provided without prejudice or discrimination. mr. president, those fleeing war rather most vulnerable. dignityd agency. those seeking safety must be announced safe and voluntary passage and when circumstances allow, any return home should likewise be voluntary, safe, dignified, and durable. we reiterate that all parties must scrupulously abide by their obligations under international law, including aspects of international humanitarian law addressing displacement. since the start of the conflict, guaranteeing the safety of those fleeing has been a challenge,
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with recent fighting intensifying in the areas suggesting kharkiv and dnipro. routes to safety must be secured, and humanitarian actors must be protected. meanwhile, reports of the destruction of water, electricity and gas infrastructure are once again leaving people in particularly vulnerable situations without access to life-sustaining services with the approach of winter. we reiterate our call for the production of civilians and for civilian objects, including those indispensable to the survival of the civilian population not to be targeted. as this comfort stretches on, the need to find a way to stem the suffering and stop the violence only deepens. we must redouble our efforts to support mitigation of the impact of the conflict and gear us towards further confidence-building measures. there is no other pathway forward.
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we have welcomed the resumption of agricultural exports in the last month from ukraine as a result of the black sea grain initiative, but it is key that grain continues to reach those in need, not just those able to pay. at the same time, we hope for swift progress in getting russian fertilizer out to the global markets as well, crucial for next year's harvest, and to avoid the further deterioration of the current food crisis. it will not only contribute to addressing the real needs of millions around the world, it may also create momentum for other tangible agreements to address the conflict. mr. president, we continue to listen to the mounting costs of the war, and lack of wars, the human cost will only worsen with every day that passes. what is needed now are ideas and the political will to make them a reality. we saw this six weeks away in a small way in istanbul, and we must see it again, a cessation of hostilities would be the
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right starting point. thank you, mr. president. >> i think the representative of the united arab emirates for her statement, and i now give the floor to the representative of gabon. >> thank you, mr. president. i think the under-secretary-general and the assistant secretary-general, as well as the briefer for their respective briefings of the situation. the war in ukraine continues to force significant movement of people fleeing the war with large humanitarian consequences. despite considerable international mobilization, the humanitarian cost of the war continues to rise with the escalation of the fighting. despite some reported returns,
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the number of people fleeing since the beginning of hostilities is more than 7 million and these include women, children, older persons, vulnerable people. we have repeated this at every council meeting and we repeated today with the same statements. civilians are paying too high a price well at the same time, their protection is guaranteed by international legal instruments, including the geneva convention. the likud party's must abide by these. mr. president, six months after the beginning of the war, while public opinion is awaiting specific proposals from this council for an end to the conflict, it is quite clear the
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parties remain rigidly stuck in antagonism. we must reasonably plan for a diplomatic outcome to end this deadly war. we have noted with some horror the allegations reporting the existence of filtration camps and the use of profiling both of civilians and prisoners of war, featuring also the mistreatment, the use of forced labor, and cases of torture. these are particularly serious allegations, which if proven, would be inconceivable and unacceptable. a state of war is not a state of lawlessness. human suffering cannot be subject to blackmail or barter ing. it is particularly horrifying to learn that children numbering in the hundreds of thousands are
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reportedly also affected by such inhumane treatment. under such a serious subject, and land and impartial inquiries must be conducted to establish the facts. mr. president, protecting civilians from the ravages of war is one of the main tasks of this council. all of the mechanisms of the multilateral system must be activated to avoid adding inhumanity to the horror of war. my country will be unswerving in its support for the pursuit of peace and we will stand alongside those who propose alternatives to the deafening sound of bombs, and artillery strikes, and shelling.
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i urge the party to cooperate with the u.n. and its specialized agencies to ensure civilian production in ukraine and beyond. ukrainian workers -- humanitarian workers must have access to those areas and people in need of some art. we also urge the belligerents to engage in good faith negotiations to bring an end to the war and reach peaceful coexistence. i will come in this regard the ongoing negotiations between the parties on prisoner exchange. at the same time we welcome the agreement that enabled the export of grain from ukrainian ports. these are agreements of hope and we hope to get others. i reiterate my country's appeal
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to all parties to bring an end to the hostilities, and to silence the arms. this is the only way to avoid adding further to the humanitarian cost of this war. thank you. >> i thank the representative of gabon for her statement. i shall now make a statement in my capacity as the representative of france. >> i thank the briefers for their briefings. the war of aggression waged by russia for six months in violation of all the principles of international law and the charter is having intolerable consequences for the civilian population. they decided to attack ukraine, russia was aware of the suffering that would entail.
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while the consequences of this illegal and unjustified war are being felt all around the world, the ukrainian population is paying the highest price, and i once again would like to express to the ukrainian population of full solidarity and we hail their courage in defense of their country. we are profoundly worried about the forced transfers of civilians toward occupied areas or towards russia. such acts were documented very different in bodies. it was reported that ukrainian civilians including children have been transferred by force towards occupied areas or towards russia while they were simply seeking to flee the hostility. russian authorities reportedly have also subjected ukrainian civilians to horrible, inhumane
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conditions and filtration processes. all light must be shed on the extremely serious act which, if proven to be true, could represent war crimes and crimes against humanity. since the beginning of the war of aggression launched by russia, we continue to receive stories of grave violations of humanitarian law and human rights law. i say it again, the crimes committed in ukraine are as a whole the subject of rigorous documentation, evidence-gathering, and criminal analysis -- criminal law analysis, which will be done by the court. the perpetrators of these acts must be held accountable. the work of the international criminal court and the
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independent international commission of inquiry established by the human rights council is crucial in this documentation and analysis. we support this work as well as the work of the ukrainian courts in the investigations that they have opened. friends alongside its partners will continue to work around this front. i now resume my function as president of the council and negative the floor to the representative of ukraine. >> thank you, mr. president. distinguished members of the security council, i also recognize here the representative of terrorist russia in the permanent seat of the soviet union. i would like to thank the under-secretary-general dicarlo,
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assistant secretary general mrs. brands kehris and mrs. drik for their presentations. the horrific effects on human suffering from the russian occupiers brought to our attention again proved that the only option to end this war is to hold the aggressors accountable for their criminal actions. criminal. the huge records of crimes in the territories of ukraine and the criminal background of many russian soldiers recruited recently for the war gift ukraine. the story of the? or is on of the many highlights. the level of degradation of russian armed forces. in 2013, this person was the leader of a gang, sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing five people in armed assaults.
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the murderer joined the russian occupation forces in donbas, was killed in a short while and then awarded with the russia higher military decoration. these are the parcels welcomed by russian military recruiters. these are the face of the russian army. mr. president, today, almost 200 days since the invention started, we are more than confident in the victory of ukraine. despite the fact that the enemy is still on our land, despite the fact that we still have a long way to go to liberate the entire territory, we have no doubt it will happen. in fact, it is happening now. in recent days, the ukrainian forces liberated territories and settlements in kherson, kharkiv and donetsk regions.
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they consider terrorizing the population an important part of their attempts to prepare the ground for occupation. with resistance sustained by the local population, a small number of collaborators, and, first and foremost, the intensive actions by the ukrainian armed forces, have forced russia to abandon its plans to hold such a referendum in september as had been planned by muska. we have no doubt they will feel with any new deadline as well. distinguished members of the security council, as a part of its aggression, russia's continued forcible deportation of ukrainian citizens to its territory, our people are being transferred to isolated and depressed rations of siberia and the far east. the scale of this crime is big.
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according to data, nearly 2.5 million ukrainians including 38,000 children have been transferred from southern and eastern regions of ukraine. russia simply waits for the -- leaves the population of occupied areas no further choice but to go to occupied territory or occupied crimea. russia is the biggest recipient of forceful deportations of ukrainians. as part of the deportation, russia detained refugees in so-called filtration camps. these extralegal facilities have been widely used by russia to terrorize the civilian publishing under the pretext of identifying dangerous persons. in reality, those whom the occupiers suspect of disloyalty because of their political views
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or potential affiliation with the ukraine army, government, media and civil society groups disappear after so-called filtration in the gray zones of occupied donetsk and luhansk. families are separated, children are separated from parents. according to the ohchr report, such places are held in camps where 53 ukrainian prisoners were virtually killed by russia. in the, many detainees were tortured and summarily executed. the so-called filtration camps have been set up in the cities. -- the cities of makiivka, snizhne, torez, shakhtarsk, khartsysk, novoazovsk and berdyansk, as well as the villages of nikolske, bezimenne, yuryivka. according to the ministry of reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of ukraine,
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only about 16,000 deported citizens were able to return to ukraine. according to their accounts, most of those transferred to the russian federation have no travel documents. this makes thousands of people wishing to return back home literally trapped in russia. mr. president, it is back-to-school time in most other states. regrettably, this school year in ukraine has started in the backdrop of bombings and shillings. since the beginning of the injured, russian forces have damaged 2,177 educational institutions, leaving 280 four totally destroyed. due to the security threats, only 56% of educational institutions are prepared to provide in-person learning for the students. primarily the concern is that russia's attempt to expand its practices of “russification” of
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education to the territories it has occupied since february. it focuses on everything the ukrainian ethnic identity. according to data about 200,000 to the no school age remain in occupied territories. principals and school staff in occupied territories are subject to pressure and intimidation, and forcing them to follow russian school programs. needless to say, the curriculum russia tries to impose in the occupied territories of ukraine does not have ukrainian language, literature as well as a history of ukraine. if the teachers refused to collaborate, russian occupiers try to substitute local staff with those coming from russia. distinguished colleagues, children from the occupied territories are being transferred to russia and he legally given up for adoption. the forcible transfer of children of one group to another
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with intent to destroy in whole or in part the national, ethnic, regional group is a violation of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide. on august 23, the krasnodar department of family and childhood in the russian federation publicly reported that over 1000 ukrainian children from mariupol were illegally transferred to outsiders in tyumen, irkutsk, kemerovo and altai regions and more than 300 children are currently being held in specialized institutions in krasnodar region. we reiterate that all-you-can-eat children who were illegally displaced in russia must be returned to their parents or legal guardians. until this happens, this crime needs and most powerful response by the international community. mr. president, facing a substantial threat to the state and its people, ukraine
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continues contributed to averting the global food crisis and fulfilling in good faith its obligations for the grain export initiative. as of now, more than 90 ships have been sent from the ukrainian ports, and in general, more than 2 million tons of food have already been exported from ukrainian ports. as long as russia is able to continue its aggression against ukraine on land and sea, the global security threats and food crisis will remain fragile. distinguished colleagues, such modern people's have to be disarmed fully in order to prevent the repetition of violence and bloodshed. people believe that it would be possible to avoid the repetition of terrible crimes in such a cruel world. but a similar warning happened again for millions of ukrainians
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on 24th of february in 2022. whether it is something that does not happen again, there are no packs with the aggressor. from the reading of the war, we have received real help from true friends all around the world. russia's capacity to wage a war has been limited by section packages and we urge the international community to further expand the practice that literally saved the lives of ukrainian people per bird as president zelenskiy said on the anniversary of the second world war, quote, "we will do everything to ensure ukrainians and other nations throughout the globe live freely. everything to ensure that the morning of september 1, the morning of june 22, and the morning of november 24 not repeat, never again. we will do everything to make
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hatred finally lose. i thank you. >> i thank the representative of ukraine for her statement. i now give the floor to the representative of italy. >> thank you, mr. president. it may also think the under-secretary-general, assistant secretary-general, and madam drick for their alarming and terrifying descriptions of the darker side of this war. russian aggression on ukraine is a blatant violation of international law. however, the filtration system of ukrainian civilians we have heard about today is a violation of that -- as profound as we
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have not witnessed in europe since world war ii. it was to avoid these horrors that the international community gathered in geneva in 1949, adopting the conventions we all know. it is thus crucial to reiterate once again the prohibition of forcible transfers of civilians from occupied territories to the occupying powers' territory, regardless of motive. in addition to this breach of international humanitarian law which could be prosecuted as a war crime and a crime against humanity by the international criminal court, credible sources have also raised awareness of potential inhuman and degrading treatment, illegal biometric data collection, torture, detentions and forced disappearances. these are all not respecting
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basic human rights. mr. president, these crimes are not only in violation of international legal framework, they are. an offense to the shared values and principles on which united nations are built on. this situation requires two swift and crucial actions in order to and end the and et cetera will and inhuman conditions in which millions of ukrainians find themselves as we speak. first we call on russia to grant unfettered access to both you and parties and international ngos freely visit the temporary placement centers with direct and complete access to these civilians in line with the geneva conventions. secondly, we call on russia to ensure the immediate return of all possibly transferred ukrainian citizens, particularly women and children, to their
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territories of origin, and their full freedom of movement towards third countries. italy believes that the effective evacuation mechanism established in mariupol, thanks to the coordination efforts of the united nations and icrc, is a clear example of how international humanitarian law cannot be left only to the voluntary compliance of armed and non-armed groups. it should be replicated to end the heinous filtration system. let me conclude by pointing out that we must also be sure that these crimes will not happen again. it -- italy highlights the urge to guarantee accountability for the perpetrators of such severe breaches of international humanitarian law and affirms its full support for the work of independent investigations to avoid any form of impunity and supports the further strengthening of the existing
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mechanisms of compliance, particularly the international criminal court. i thank you. >> i thank the representative of italy for his statement. i give the four to the representative of poland. >> mr. president, i thank you for organizing the briefing to discuss yet another troubling aspect of the war a new crane. i also think the briefers for their remarks. it is a tragic yet true fact that every conflict brings terrible suffering to civilians. after the second world war, we know it all too well. the russian aggression against ukraine is no exception. the deliberate attack against the civilian population has forced millions of ukrainians to seek shelter outside their home country. evidence emerged that in their attempt to flee territories occupied by russia, they have been faced with yet another dire
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choice that we just heard from the ukrainian representative, with no choice at all, to leave ukraine for russia or not to leave it all. as was already signaled by the ukrainian administration and further confirmed by the recent human rights watch report, forced transfers of civilians from the donetsk and luhansk regions, and the city of mariupol into the territory of the russian federation have been conducted by russians, or russian-affiliated troops and officials. mr. chair, we express our great concern about the deportation of civilians to russia. we are deeply worried by the establishment of so-called filtration centers for the evacuated. the accounts of those subjected to forced transfers are horrifying. these practices bring to mind the stalinist method. we have to assume they might have been premeditated.
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these practices constitute another attempt by the kremlin to eliminate ukrainian people physically and to destroy their distinct identity and the kremlin will never succeed in that, of course. information about ukrainian children transferred to russia is particularly disturbing. such actions constitute a violation of the u.n. geneva conventions and the conventions of the rights of the child. protection of the most vulnerable and defense of the victims of war remains our priority and recall on the international community to hold the perpetrators accountable and protect the ukrainian children's rights to identity including their nationality, without a full interference. mr. chair, forced transfers. another element of the long list of serious violations by the russian federation that amount to war crimes and even crimes against humanity. it is all the more deplorable that the russian federation
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presents ukrainians not as refugees or migrants from 20 or in part victims of russian violations of international law. for this reason, accountability for human rights law should remain our priority. we call for bringing of the perpetrators to justice. we continue to support the work of fact-finding investigations by the relevant international organizations to examine these violations. we have supported the establishment of the dedicated human rights council inquiry and we are part of the group or organization, for the security and cooperation of europe, which has a mechanism to examine panel relations of international law caused by the russian federation. mr. president, we urge the russian federation to stop its war of choice.
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we call upon russia to respect international law and humanitarian law and in particular, to stop the illegal forced transfers and turnout all civilians transferred out of ukraine to leave in the direction they wish. i thank you. >> i think the representative of poland for his statement. i gave the floor to the representative of slovakia. >> thank you, mr. president. despite many calls of the international community, the russian federation continues to pursue its unjustified and unprovoked war against ukraine. we are concerned about russia's intention to stage fraudulent referendums with the aim of illegally annexing the occupied territories of ukraine. these anticipated steps to follow the same tactic the russian federation used in 2014
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with regard to crimea. slovakia doesn't and will not recognize such an illegal annexation, violating fundamental principles of international law. we seized this opportunity to reiterate once again that the aggressor accountable for this situation is evident, and we call for an immediate cessation of russian military activities in ukraine, and unconditional withdrawal of all its troops from the whole territory of ukraine. we are concerned about numerous reports that since the beginning of this senseless war of choice, russian federation officials as well as officials affiliated with the russian federation have been forcibly transferring ukrainian civilians to areas of occupied territories of ukraine into to the russian federation. this section is not only
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deplorable and immoral, it may also constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. mr. president, according to those reports, during the process of filtration, citizens of ukraine are subject to compulsive security screening, collection of civilians' biometric data conducting body , searches and questioning them about political views. this process, violating multiple human rights, is moreover conducted in inhumane conditions. there is also serious information that individuals failing the filtration process are detained and the whereabouts of some of those detained remains unknown. in this regard, there are serious grounds for concern that these individuals are at particular risk of torture andl.
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we call on the russian federation to see such an activity at once and allow all civilians forcibly transferred who wish to return to ukraine, to do so. last but not least, we deplore it once again the propaganda and false narratives we heard today by the russian federation under the pretext of humanity. i thank you. >> i think the representative of slovakia for his statement. and i give the floor to the representative of latvia. >> mr. president, i am speaking on behalf of the three baltic states, estonia, lithuania and met one country, latvia -- and my own country, latvia. we thank the under secretary, assistant secretary-general, and misses drik for their presentations.
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for almost 200 days, russia aided by belarus continues its war of aggression in blatant violation of international law by violating ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and by terrorizing and committing atrocities against civilians. we have underlined that russia started this war and only russia can end it by unconditionally withdrawing its troops from ukraine's internationally recognized territory, as well as implementing with immediate effect the provisional measures ordered by the international court of justice and complying with you and general assembly resolutions of the second of march and 24th of march this year. as to the latest reports of office of high commissioner for human rights, a total of 5700 civilian deaths are documented in ukraine, and it is believed the actual figures are considerably higher. moreover, the number of dead and
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injured civilians is growing every day, since new crimes against civilians are discovered and new attacks on civilians are executed regularly by the russian military. mr. president, we call on russia to immediately stop violating international humanitarian law and human rights of the full ukraine. we strongly condemn the conscription of russian armed forces in the russian armed forces, citizens of ukraine who live in the temporary ok right territories. we strongly condemn the deportation of ukrainian civilians to russia, forcibly transferring of children, illegal adoption of ukrainian children, as well as adoption of civilians -- abduction of civilians including journalists, democratically elected representatives and activists. according to various nongovernmental and international organization reports, russia has forcibly transferred 1.7 million ukrainians to russia including
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, over 240,000 children. russia's forces have set up almost 20 so-called filtration camps in temporarily-controlled ukrainian territory. ukrainians who have endured these camps have reported treatments ranging from humiliation to verbal abuse and physical torture, including strip searches, confiscation, and searches through electronic devices, use of electric shock and even staged mock executions of detainees. such vulnerable groups as women, children, orphans and elderly have suffered the most. there is clear and undeniable evidence that russia is deporting ukrainian civilians. even russia itself has admitted to possibly transferring ukrainian civilians. in may, a russian official acknowledged that 1,426,979 people, of which over 200,000
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are children, had been evacuated from dangerous areas of the republic of donbass in ukraine the territory of the russian duration. we would like to recall that the high commissioner of human rights at the u.n. told the human rights council that your office is looking into allegations that children of all ages had been taken to russia. we thank the assistant secretary-general's office for the detailed reports today and recall on the international human rights organizations to continue documenting cases of forcible transfer of ukrainian citizens, providing regular and public reports about their findings. similar to the fact-finding missions regarding the massacre of ukrainian prisoners of war, we call on the you and a fact-finding mission to document the deportation of ukrainian citizens. mr. president, we must make no mistake, russia's warfare
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against the civilian population of ukraine is not a coincidence or collateral damage. it is a deliberate and consistent approach throughout russia's continued aggression, aimed at breaking the resistance and spirit of the ukrainian people. unable to defeat ukraine in the battlefield, russia's military seeks to achieve its aims by terrorizing ukraine's civilian population. this is high time for the international community to demonstrate that the norms aimed at protecting civilians are not empty statements that can be trampled >> we must ensure accountability at all levels. it is important to continue to provide all necessary support in this regard. perpetrators must and will be accountable and thank you mr. president.
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