White House (file photo) The United States demanded that Russia stop the practice of «filtering» in Ukraine
The State Department has information that filtration operations are controlled and coordinated by individuals from the presidential administration
The United States on Wednesday called on the Kremlin to stop the practice of so-called “filtration” operations in Ukraine and compiling lists of Ukrainians, who are ordered to move to areas under Russian control.
“The US has information that filtration operations are controlled and coordinated by (persons) from the Russian presidential administration. We also know that officials in the Russian presidential administration are providing lists of Ukrainians who will be sent for filtering,” State Department spokesman Vedant Patel told reporters. “We demand that Russia stop these filtration operations immediately.”