Moscow plans to settle 300,000 Russians in temporarily captured Mariupol
"The enemy has developed a ‘plan’ for the temporarily occupied Mariupol, which provides for an increase in its population by approximately 300,000 due to migration from the Russian Federation," the report says.
It is noted that the National Resistance Center learned about this from sources in the Ukrainian underground movement, which received access to the relevant paperwork of the occupation administration.
The planned demographic changes shall be implemented by Russian authorities by 2035. In order to stimulate them, the Kremlin launched a program of preferential mortgages for citizens of the Russian Federation. In addition, the invaders bring to the temporarily occupied territories seasonal workers and civil servants from Russia’s most depressive regions.
At the same time, local residents are forcibly deported to the territory of the Russian Federation, the report emphasized.
The National Resistance Center emphasized that these actions bear the signs of genocide according to international law. "All those involved in the genocide of the Ukrainian nation will suffer a just and inevitable punishment," the Center said.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, Russia's aggression caused a major humanitarian disaster in Mariupol. Almost 90% of the city was destroyed as a result of enemy shelling.
In addition, the invaders have been demolishing the houses they damaged to hide the traces of their crimes.
Currently, about 100,000 people remain in the city. There is a catastrophic lack of medics and medications while hospitals have modern equipment.
The medical system of the Russian-occupied Mariupol is currently practically non-functional, and according to reports from the ground, the weekly rate of deaths from natural causes (as of July 2023) has exceeded 400.
The enemy is turning the city and surrounding villages into a military logistics hub.