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Ukrainian children taken to Moscow for propagandist events by occupiers

Ukrainian children taken to Moscow for propagandist events by occupiers Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russian occupiers continue the policy of brainwashing Ukrainian children to change their self-identification, reports the National Resistance Center (NRC).

According to the center, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin recently publicly denied the existence of the Ukrainian people. The NRC has emphasized that Russia is currently systematically implementing a policy of genocide in the temporarily occupied territories, seeking to eradicate an entire generation of Ukrainians.

"As part of this policy, Russians are now mass-exporting Ukrainian children to Moscow for the propagandist exhibition Russia. There, children are persuaded that Ukraine does not exist, and their native land is part of the Russian Federation," the center explains.

In turn, the National Resistance Center notes that all involved in the policy of genocide will be held accountable for crimes against the Ukrainian people. They urge reporting on traitors.

Additionally, the NRC calls for reporting on the actions of Russian occupiers through a special chatbot.

Deportation of Ukrainian children

We reported that in October 2022, Russian children's rights ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova illegally adopted a child deported from Mariupol to Russia. Furthermore, she helped illegally adopt another 350 children from the occupied Donbas.

Such actions are considered crimes under international law. In March, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova for the unlawful deportation of Ukrainian children. Currently, Putin is required to be arrested in 123 countries worldwide that have ratified the Rome Statute or recognized the ICC's jurisdiction.

Despite this, Russian forces continue to deport Ukrainian children, some of whom Ukraine manages to return. For instance, 17-year-old Bohdan Yermokhin recently returned to Ukraine. He was deported to Russia and was summoned for service in the occupying army. He sought help from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who assisted him in returning home.