Putin’s children’s commissioner boasts about ‘adoption’ from Ukraine
A Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner shockingly boasted that he had forcibly taken Ukrainian children. Russia in a conversation with Vladimir PutinOn Friday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for both the Russian president and his Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Libova-Belova after conversations held in February. accused of unlawful deportation of children Ukraine To RussiaThis is considered a war crime under Article 8(2) (a) (vii) of the 1998 ICC Statute.
In a statement, the ICC said it had reasonable grounds to believe that Putin not only directly committed criminal acts, but cooperated with others.
The court also accused him of not exercising presidential authority to prevent the deportation of his children. Ms Maria Libova Belova is also wanted for similar crimes, which she appeared to confess unwittingly while filming a conversation with her Kremlin boss.
The commissioner, who attended a meeting with Putin on February 16, told the Russian president that he had recently adopted a 15-year-old from the occupied southeastern city of Mariupol. Ukraine.
“Now I know what it means to be a mother of a child in Donbass. It’s hard, but we definitely love each other. I think we can do anything.”
Mariupol, a port city on the Sea of Azov, virtually collapsed after weeks of heavy Russian shelling and was finally captured by Putin’s forces on May 20, 2022.
During the bombing, a drama theater in the city center was hit by two 500 kg (1,100 lb) bombs. About 1,000 citizens, including women and children, were evacuated inside the theater at the time.
At least 600 civilians were reportedly killed as a result of the bombing. Lvova-Belova is at the center of a Russian program overseeing the deportation of Ukrainian children from Russian-occupied territories in the east. Ukraine to re-education camps Russia.
According to Ukrainian government statistics, the number of children taken Russia at 16,221.
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United Nations Commission of Inquiry UkraineIssued March 15th.
They also said that “some children with disabilities did not receive adequate care and medication.” Lvova-Belova, who will be appointed President Putin in 2021, is a frequent visitor to the occupied territories. Ukraine to help bring back the children Russia.
She often shares photos and videos on her Telegram channel that show her children enjoying their new family. The commissioner has spoken openly about her efforts to indoctrinate Ukrainian children who have been abducted. Russia.
Last September she said: [Putin]said all sorts of nasty things and sang the anthem Ukraine“To Glory Ukraine“etc.
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“Yeah, at first there’s probably this kind of negativity, but then it turns into love Russia.”
president of the united states Joe Biden He welcomed the ICC’s decision to indict Putin for war crimes, calling it “justified”.
He told reporters on Friday:
“But I think that would be a very strong point.”