Russia has held 6000 Ukrainian children since start of war

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At least 6000 Ukrainian children have transferred by Russian troops to areas under Russian government control since the start of the war, evidencing war crimes by Moscow, according to a report.

The investigation, conducted by the Conflict Observatory, a US State Department-backed program, has identified several dozen facilities where 6000 Ukrainian children have reportedly relocated, providing evidence of systematic efforts to cut off communication between children and relatives.

The objective of this lack of contact with the families would be to prevent the return of the minors and “re-educate” them in Russian culture to give them up for adoption to families in Russia, according to a statement from the State Department.

The office led by Antony Blinken has indicated that the results of this report “reinforce the US and international determination to seek accountability for all those involved in war crimes and other atrocities committed in Ukraine.”

Thus, the documentation has identified several dozen Russian officials, as well as other people, all implicated in the deportation of children from Ukraine, making it “clear that Russia’s systematic efforts reflect decisions and actions taken at all levels of the Russian government”.

“Mounting evidence of Russia’s actions exposes the Kremlin’s goals to deny and suppress Ukraine’s identity, history, and culture. The devastating effects of Putin’s war on Ukraine’s children will felt for generations,” reads the letter in which Washington has once again reiterated its support for Ukraine.


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