The Russians intend to deport up to three hundred Ukrainian children from occupied Berdyansk to their country. The little ones are to be held hostage by Moscow, they will be placed 1600 km from homes.
The Russians intend to deport up to three hundred Ukrainian children from occupied Berdyansk to their country. The little ones are to be held hostage by Moscow, they will be placed in centers as many as 1,600 kilometers from home. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the aggressor has kidnapped over 19,000 children.
Since the beginning of the war, the Russians have treated children in Ukraine as their property. And they are preparing another transport, this time from occupied Berdyansk. Almost three hundred children are to be sent to Chuvashia on the middle Volga, 1,600 kilometers from home. Such shocking information was provided by the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, on social media.
The mayor of the occupied city, faithful to the authorities in Kyiv, warned that the children were to be held hostage. The Russian Federation does not care whether the children's parents are alive and whether they intend to look for them. He kidnaps the little ones, and then begins the process of denationalization. This is in line with the words and policy of Vladimir Putin.
For over a year, he has publicly denied Ukraine the right to self-determination and considers it a historical part of “Greater Russia”. As a result, he treats children from the occupied territories as the property of his country. This cruel practice led the International Criminal Court in The Hague to issue an arrest warrant for the Russian president in the spring.
According to the ICC, the Russians are thus committing war crimes against the Ukrainian nation.
Ivan Fedorov admitted that the first deportations had already started, and that 48 children from Berdyansk, Melitopol and Mariupol had left Ukraine. The next actions are getting closer, and the occupiers have prepared well for them. The kidnapping of the children is probably related to the approaching front, because Vladimir Putin's army is retreating. And it has been present in Berdyansk since February 2022.
The parents try to look for children and take them away from the Russians. But it's not that easy. A citizen of Ukraine tried to recover her godson and his brother after the children were abducted by the Russian occupier from Kherson. However, the woman was detained in Moscow by the FSB and did nothing.
The media and independent organizations estimate that over 19,000 children have been deported from Ukraine to Russia since the beginning of the war. They are stripped of their citizenship, make contact with their loved ones difficult, and are forced to learn Russian. Parents and relatives do everything to get them back, but they collide with the state apparatus. Just like in the USSR, when citizens were deceived and discouraged by all means.