Greater than 2,000 Ukrainian kids have allegedly been “kidnapped and deported to Russia ”, an act that has been known as a “gross violation” of international law.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared the damning update in a Facebook post, which accused the “aggressor state” of Russia of kidnapping children.
The post read: “According to the knowledge acquired, on March 19, Russian occupation forces illegally took 2389 youngsters to the territory of the Russian Federation, who have been within the briefly occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk areas.
“Compelled relocation of civilian inhabitants to the territory of the aggressor state, specifically youngsters, has indicators of kidnapping.
“Such actions are a gross violation of worldwide legislation, specifically worldwide humanitarian legislation.”
The MFA carried on to say that by “destroying houses and killing mother and father”, Russia deprives Ukrainian youngsters of parental care and places their lives in additional hazard.
An pressing response from the international community is needed, the assertion stated, to stop the barbaric battle towards the Ukrainian folks.
It continued: “The details of kidnapping children, in addition to a whole lot of different details of crimes by Russian occupiers towards civilians in Ukraine, are rigorously documented by legislation enforcement.
“The culprits of those crimes will be brought to justice.”
The abduction or illegal elimination of children during a period of conflict is among the six “grave violations” named and condemned by the UN Safety Council.
These six violations make up the basis of the Council’s framework to monitor, report and reply to abuses suffered by children in times of war.
This comes days after Kremlin was accused of war crimes towards children for bombing a Ukrainian theatre in Mariupol, which was housing various children.
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