Tag: Ukranian refugees

Moscow’s Promises to Refugees From Ukraine Proving Hollow

September 5, 2014

Staunton, September 5 – Some 200 refugees from Ukraine have been “disinformed” and now find themselves in Sakha “without documents, practically without money, without work and without clear prospects in advance of a severe winter,” according to Yana Lantratova, a member of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights. […]

Moscow Using Refugees from Ukraine to Shift Ethnic Balance in Non-Russian Republics

July 31, 2014

Staunton, July 31 – Moscow is directing predominantly ethnic Russian refugees from the fighting in southeastern Ukraine into non-Russian republics of the Russian Federation in a transparent effort to change the ethnic balance in those republics and further Russianize them, according to Marat Kulsharipov, a historian at Bashkortostan State University. In an interview to RFE/RL’s […]