00:00 – intro
04:38 – different estimated numbers of kidnapped children by Russia – and which one is correct
09:30 – work of returning Ukrainian children back is already underway
Among the many war crimes committed by Russia on Ukrainian soil, deportations are among those perpetrated at the largest scale. According to varying estimates Russia has deported from 900,000 to 2,000,000 people, 260,000 being children (and approximately 2,000 out of them being orphans) who are particularly vulnerable and have no option to leave Russia once forcefully moved there.
In May Vladimir Putin signed a decree that simplifies the procedure of giving Russian citizenship to the orphans from Ukraine, facilitating the process of kidnapping and enforced assimilation of Ukrainian children. Russian Commissioner for Children’s rights announced the creation of summer camps for children brought from Ukraine to “improve” their Russian skills – so children deported are additionally subjected to propaganda and brainwashing.
Watch Ukraine in Flames #147 to discover more about one of the most horrifying war crimes perpetrated by the occupying Russian forces and accompanied with filtration camps, torture and enforced disappearances.
Lyudmyla Volynets, head of secretariat at the deputies’ union “Protecting children’s right – priority of the state”, merited social worker of Ukraine
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