Kyiv Accuses Russians of Kidnapping and Selling Ukraine Children for Sex

Ukraine’s human rights commissioner claims to have evidence of an exchange on WhatsApp between two people allegedly discussing using a young boy for a child pornography shoot.

by AFP | February 3, 2023, 12:20 pm |

Kyiv Accuses Russians of Kidnapping and Selling Ukraine Children for Sex

Kyiv’s human rights commissioner on Thursday accused Russians of kidnapping his country’s children and selling them for sex.

“Telegram channels revealed that Russians are kidnapping Ukrainian children and making sexual videos with them,” Ukrainian parliament’s rights commissioner Dmytro Lubinets said in a post on messaging app Telegram.

“For example, they are offering 250,000 rubles (130,000 hryvnia) for a boy who should start school soon,” he said, describing the boy as a Ukrainian orphan.

Lubinets posted an excerpt from an exchange on WhatsApp between two people allegedly discussing using a young boy for a child pornography shoot.

“He has been brought from Ukraine, from an orphanage, has no relatives,” one of the two people says in the exchange.

“They ordered a series of videos with him,” he said. The person did not give the child’s age but said the boy should start school “soon”.

“We are bringing in little ones for this type of work, that’s not the first we’ve brought in,” the person added.

Lubinets did not say how he obtained the copy of the exchange but called on Ukraine’s police, cyber police and prosecutors to take “appropriate measures to find and punish the guilty.

https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.554.2_en.html#goog_446774480“The Russian Federation is insidiously kidnapping, killing, deporting and raping our children,” he added.

“How is this even possible in today’s world?!”

Ukraine has accused Russian forces of kidnapping thousands of children — including orphans — and taking them into Russian-controlled territory.

In September, UN investigators accused Russia of committing war crimes on a “massive scale” in Ukraine, including torture and sexual violence.

In November, Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska demanded a “global response” to the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

She said Kyiv prosecutors were investigating more than 100 possible crimes by Russian soldiers.

4 comments

  1. Sorry to bring you this revolting story. But the world must understand the depths of depravity of the putinazi regime and the savages it sends onto Ukrainian land.

  2. Sexual violence against children as a weapon of war can not be ignored.

    Where is the UN? Why is it funded if it can’t deal with such atrocities?

    Where are religious leaders refuting Kirill’s assertion that such a thing would be forgiven for service to Russia?

    Why is the IOC unable to understand that a Russian ban in necessary to create pressure for change in Russia?

    Russophobia is an appropriate reaction I think.

  3. Where is the outcry from the usual international suspects? That’s right, you hear it only if Ukraine makes a tiny misstep.
    This has been said many times before, and I’ll say it again. Such deplorable and despicable behavior shouldn’t surprise anyone. This is only one reason why I call russia “mafia land” and only mafia land. The entire country is run by an organized crime gang and Vlad is the top don. That’s why it always angered me when the world community treated the filthy, criminal goons in Moscow like politicians. They are not politicians. They are, well, filthy criminal goons.
    Macron, Scholz, do you copy? You want to have talks with a pedophile and murderer (or did Macron at least wake up?)

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