Crimean Human Rights Group: At least 200,000 Russians resettled to occupied Crimea
At least 200,000 Russians have been resettled to Crimea during the entire period of the peninsula’s occupation.
The Crimean Human Rights Group reported this with reference to the website of the Office of the Federal State Statistics Service for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
“According to the website of the Office of the Federal State Statistics Service for the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, at the end of 2020, the “interregional migration movement” of those who arrived in Crimea amounted to 33,137 people, of which 20,763 came to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in January-November 2020 and 12,374 – the city of Sevastopol in January-October 2020. In total, during the period of the peninsula’s occupation, the number of those who arrived in Crimea within the framework of the “interregional movement of the population” amounted to 205,559 people, including 117,114 in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and 88,445 in Sevastopol,” the report reads.
From the point of view of the Russian authorities, “interregional movement of the population” is not only the movement of residents of the Russian Federation to the peninsula, but also the movement of residents of Sevastopol to the “Republic of Crimea” and back.
According to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the transfer by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population to the occupied territory is a war crime.