The Ukrainian Ombudsman for Children’s Rights, Daria Herasymchuk, said that there are over 70 camps in Russia where children forcibly deported from the occupied Ukrainian territories are sent. – What the children say when they come back is terrible. They try to break them completely. They do everything to make the child hate their parents – she said.
Daria Herasymczuk, quoted on Saturday by the Suspilne portal, reported that Russia uses various methods to take children out of Ukraine. Among other things, forced medical examinations are carried out in the occupied territories to select the healthiest children. After the election, they are presented with – as the Ukrainian ombudsman for children’s rights – “strange, terrible diagnoses”, in connection with which they are offered treatment in Russia.
“What children tell is terrible. They try to break them completely”
Herasymczuk noted that after being transported to the territory of the Russian Federation, the children are constantly being moved. Currently, it is known about over 70 camps where they are sent. “They’re doing everything they can to keep us from finding them,” she added.
– What the children say when they come back is terrible. They try to break them completely. They do everything to make the child hate his parents – they instill in the child that he is no longer needed by his parents and loved ones – said the spokeswoman.
She also reported that, as of April 22, it is known that almost 20,000 children were forcibly removed, but their actual number may reach 200-300,000.
In March International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lwowa-Belova, the Russian Commissioner for Children’s Rights, accusing them of the war crime of illegally deporting hundreds of children from Ukraine.
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