Ukraine’s Human Rights Commissioner reveals shocking details of Russian camps forcibly re-educating kidnapped Ukrainian children for military purposes.
Kyiv, Ukraine – October 5, 2023 – Ukraine’s Human Rights Commissioner, Dmytro Lubinets, has unveiled startling revelations concerning the forced abduction and indoctrination of Ukrainian children by Russia. In a recent announcement, Lubinets disclosed that Russia has established over 70 camps dedicated to the forcible “re-education” of kidnapped Ukrainian children, with the sinister objective of erasing their national identity.
These camps are not confined to Russia’s borders; they extend into the occupied territories of Ukraine, including Crimea. Lubinets made this information public during a televised address, shedding light on the harrowing experiences these children endure.
The military training and indoctrination imposed on these young victims are mandatory, leaving them with no choice but to participate. The primary aim is to strip them of their Ukrainian identity, replacing it with Russian ideologies. Shockingly, thousands of children are subjected to these camps, with both boys and girls participating in the rigorous training programs. Here, they are taught not only to disassemble a Kalashnikov assault rifle but also to sing Russian songs and prepare for a future military career.
Lubinets asserts that Russia’s ulterior motive is to cultivate a new generation of Russian servicemen from among Ukrainian children, who may be deployed against Ukraine or other nations in the future. The Commissioner further revealed that Russian instructors manipulate these innocent minds by claiming that Ukraine and the Ukrainian nation never existed, aiming to forcibly transfer children from one ethnic group to another.
The gravity of these actions is exemplified by Lubinets, who equates them with genocide, a war crime. While international experts struggle to find irrefutable evidence of genocide under the UN Genocide Convention, Lubinets remains steadfast in his conviction that all state efforts should focus on repatriating these Ukrainian children. New mechanisms have been implemented to locate and return these children from Russia, with investigations pointing toward the involvement of Russian officials in the forced deportation process.
In an alarming twist, the Center for National Resistance (CNR) reports that Moscow propagandists intend to hold a briefing on October 16, 2023, for foreign journalists. The purpose of this briefing is to justify the abduction of Ukrainian children from the occupied territories. Additionally, they aim to improve the image of Russia’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvov-Belova. It’s worth noting that on March 17, 2023, the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for Lvov-Belova’s arrest, along with Vladimir Putin, for their involvement in the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.
The CNR urges foreign journalists to maintain vigilance and scrutinize information disseminated by Russian officials and so-called journalists, highlighting that the abduction of Ukrainian children constitutes evidence of genocide, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
These abducted children remain in Russian orphanages and families, where they are subjected to brainwashing and assimilation. The situation is dire, and international attention and intervention are urgently needed to address this humanitarian crisis.