UKRAINE : ABDUCTION OF CHILDREN
A fresh wave of sanctions against Russia has been imposed by the government, as the UK signaled its disapproval of the Russian abduction of Ukrainian children into Russia, by aiming new sanctions at people involved with the “barbaric treatment of children in Ukraine”.
Those targeted by sanctions include the Russian children’s rights commissioner, Maria Lvova-Belova, the so-called mastermind behind the shadowy abduction program.
Lvova-Belova has been accused by Ukraine of organizing the capture of more than 2,000 vulnerable children taking then violently from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions and orchestrating a new policy to facilitate their forced adoptions in Russia.
Russia said in May that more than 190,000 children had arrived from Donbas, including about 1,200 from orphanages in the self-proclaimed republics in Donetsk and Luhansk. Russia said the vast majority were Russian-speaking or supporting, and that once they had found homes, they would be provided with Russian citizenship.
The precise number of children – many of them orphans – who are being abducted is unclear, but Ukraine has claimed the number is higher than 100,000. In what amounts to a form of modern slavery those abducted have been taken to the Vladimirskaya, Omskaya and Chelyabinskaya oblasts of Russia and the eastern island of Sakhalin, Ukraine claims. Some of the children were relocated from Mariupol to Donetsk (temporarily occupied by Russia) and then further to Taganrog in Russia. Russia tries to justify the illegal displacement of children as “taking care” of orphans.
Glory to Ukraine 🇺🇦
Glory to Heroes 🇺🇦
Glory to Friends of Ukraine 🇺🇦
May all those we lost rest in peace…🕯
Today is the 132d day of russian terrorism and Ukrainian genocide.
⚠️ ARM UKRAINE NOW ⚠️