The Office of the Ukrainian parliament's Commissioner for Human Rights has said that at least 2,500 Ukrainians who were held in places of detention and remained in the occupied territories were taken to the territory of the Russian Federation, Ukrinform has reported.
"We cannot clearly say how many Ukrainians are currently in Russia, because Russia does not give us any official figures. However, according to our data, at least 2,500 Ukrainian citizens who were held in places of detention and remained in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine were taken to the territory of the Russian Federation," Ukrainian ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets said during the conference "The state of human rights observance in places of detention during the legal regime of martial law".
According to him, these individuals, along with some other Ukrainians, are currently in Russia. The ombudsman's office records the facts that the Russians are attempting to mobilise them into illegal military groups, in particular, the Wagner PMC.