The Russians in the occupied territories of Ukraine received instructions from the Kremlin to prepare new lists of children who do not have guardianship for further deportation, the National Resistance Center (NRC) reported.
“Vladimir Putin’s accomplice Maria Lvova-Belova controls the process. Both of them are currently wanted internationally for the implementation of the policy of genocide of Ukrainians,” the NRC writes.
The Russians do not return children to Ukraine, even if their relatives are in the free territory, and simplify the process of adopting these children on the territory of Russia. “The purpose of this is the assimilation of Ukrainian children, that is, the destruction of an entire generation of the nation,” the NRC emphasized.
The partners of Ukraine discussed introducing new mechanisms to facilitate the return of Ukrainian children at the United for Justice. War Crimes against Ukrainian Children International Conference in Toronto. Canada, together with Ukraine, is ready to lead a coalition of countries that will contribute to the return of our children, said Prosecutor General Andrii Kostin.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Mélanie Joly, emphasized at the conference that Canada will co-chair with Ukraine in implementing the fourth point of the Peace Formula, dedicated to the return of all prisoners and deportees. She also stated that Canada is ready to jointly lead a coalition of countries with Ukraine that will promote the return of Ukrainian children,” Andrii Kostin said.
On March 17, 2023, the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for the arrest of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, as well as Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, who is Russia’s Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights.
Putin and Lvova-Belova are suspected of committing the war crime of illegal deportation and transfer of children from the occupied regions of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, which took place at least since February 24, 2022.
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