Ukrainians held by Russian forces are being sent “en masse” to a network of prisons and filtration camps, according to Poland’s special service.Â
It claims that in these camps, people are “verified” and checked for whether they have combat experience, whether they are officials of the Ukrainian administration, and what their attitudes are towards Russia.
Those who do not raise objections are deported to Russia – and some are then “forcibly conscripted” into the Russian army and sent to the front in Ukraine, the special service said.
People who do not comply are “forced to testify or make statements against Ukraine, or they are brought to court as part of propaganda”, it added.
The Polish special service also said it had geolocated some of the Russian prisons and filtration camps.