By Joshua Manning • 22 April 2022 • 13:59
Russia had a plan to use Ukrainians, deported from the occupied territories and sent to concentration camps, to build three to five big cities of 300,000 to a million inhabitants in the remote region of Siberia according to Ukraine’s Secretary of the Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov in an interview with the Ukrainian Pravda.
Speaking on the rumours which had been spread on Western media concerning Russia creating new Siberian cities with possible concentration camps, Danilov stated:
He continued: “When they modelled it, we knew what they were talking about. Shoigu wrote in his article about what the citizens of the CIS countries would do. If you look at the people of the CIS countries, apart from our nation, who else is going to build? Other nations do not have the capacity, physically such a number, to be able to implement such projects. Moreover, when it comes to the production of oil and gas in Russia, the vast majority were our people who travelled for work. Therefore, the attack was not new for us. But it was unpleasant that Belarus decided to take part in it. We really didn’t expect this to happen. I can tell you that a couple of days before this there were phone calls to the Minister of Defence of Belarus and we were assured that they would not take part in this.”
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