VLADIMIR Putin yesterday was likened to Adolf Hitler after reports that his invading army was forced to deport Ukrainians to Russia’s cruel labor camps.
Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boychenko likened Moscow’s actions to the “terrible events of World War II, when the Nazis raped people”
Pavlo KyrylenkoThe head of the Donetsk regional government, said: “The occupiers are sending residents of Mariupol to filter camps, checking their phones and seizing their Ukrainian documents.”
Ukrainian MP Inna Sovsun told Times Radio yesterday that people are being sent to “very remote regions of Russia” and “forced to sign papers saying they will stay in that area for two or more days.” three years and they’ll work in those areas for free.”
When asked if this was slave labor, she said: “Yes. That is.”
Condemn Kremlin “A cruel and barbaric attack on innocent civilians,” Boris Johnson also offers a direct comparison to Nazi actions under Adolf Hitler in the 1940s.
Prime Minister warns the President of Russia will not stop at Ukraineand a Putin victory would usher in “the beginning of a new era of intimidation across the whole of Eastern Europe” and “give the green light to autocrats everywhere.”
The Tory leader said Putin was in “total panic” about the revolution in Moscow, and was trying to “put out the flames of freedom in Ukraine”.
He added: “If Putin succeeds in crushing Ukraine, it will be a green light for autocrats everywhere in the Middle East, in the Far East.
“This is a turning point for the world. It was a moment of choice. It is a choice between freedom and oppression. ”
Putin’s forces have forced 10 million Ukrainians from their homes.
The humanitarian corridor is said to be outside blitzed city Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol and Sumy were targeted by rockets Moscow, Ukraine said.
And escape routes that lead only to Putin-backed Russia or Belarus have been branded “immoral” by the United Nations.
But in the latest insult to Putin, the Deputy Commander of the The Black Sea Fleet was killed yesterday.
Andrey Paliy is the sixth senior military officer Russia has lost since invading Ukraine.
After the deaths of five army generals, first-class captain Andrey Paliy, 51, was the first senior naval officer to die in the war.
Konstantin Tsarenko, secretary of the publicity council of the Sevastopol Nakhimov Naval School and a friend of Paliy, confirmed the officer’s death in a sea skirmish near Mariupol.
What is happening between Russia and Ukraine?
Russia and Ukraine have remained technically at war since 2014.
Ukraine was aligned with Russia as part of the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991, after which the country became an independent country.
Both countries remained closely intertwined – but Ukraine gradually began to separate, seeking deeper ties with the West.
Open conflict was triggered by the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 – when an uprising toppled the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych.
Vladimir Putin’s forces responded by annexing the Crimea region from Ukraine – a move widely condemned by the West.
The conflict then spiraled as pro-Russian groups in eastern Ukraine later took up arms against the state.
Russia has backed the separatists who have established breakaway republics in Donetsk and Luhansk.
Putin’s forces then launched a military assault on these areas as they supported the rebels.
Russia continues to hold Crimea – and claims the region is ready to join them after the referendum.
Almost seven years have passed and the War in Donbass is still at a stalemate.
An estimated 14,000 people have been killed in the conflict, including more than 3.00 civilians.
Ukraine and the rebels signed a new ceasefire in July 2020 – but clashes have steadily increased since last November.
Paliy was born in Kyiv and in 1993 refused to take the oath in the Ukrainian army, instead serving in Russia’s Northern Fleet.
Prior to that, he served on the Russian nuclear missile cruiser Peter the Great, and was deputy director of the Russian naval academy in Sevastopol, in annexation of Crimea.
More bad news for Russia, an American general warned that their forces were running out of manpower and ammunition and had only a week left to conquer Ukraine.
Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, said the invaders were struggling.
“That’s why they look to China for help and why they’re recruiting Syrians now,” he said.
“Russian generals are running out of time, ammunition and manpower.”
He said that Russia had committed half of its full combat strength to the war, adding: “At the height of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we were committed about 29% – and it’s very difficult to maintain that.”
He said that on April 1, about 130,000 Russian families were asked to send their sons aged 18 to 25 to service centers to be inducted into the Russian Army.
“We should do all we can to influence the next customer base,” said Lieutenant General Hodges.
“If we can get some families to join those who have shown the courage to protest, it will send shockwaves across Russia.”
PLUCKY Ukrainians who escaped from the war-torn country are now lining up at the Polish border to return.
Three generations of women board a train home to Przemysl, with 49-year-old Zhanna Sinitsyna saying: “In my soul, Mykolaiv is my home.”
Officials revealed more than 220,000 people have returned home in the past two weeks, with the number increasing day by day.
Some responded with President Volodymyr Zelensky’s called on Ukrainians to join the army during the war.
Oleksii Zvieriev is returning to combat, saying: “Friends tell me they always hear explosions. I can’t stop worrying.”
Returning teacher Vira Lapchuk, 52, declared: “I feel no fear.”
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