I’ll be discussing Russian genocide in Ukraine. I’ll focus on the child abductions & will be providing evidence that Russia has planned this for a long time and that their intent has been announced in the state-owned media at least since the beginning of April, 2022.
On April 3rd 2022, 🇷🇺 state-owned news agency RIA Novosti published an op-ed by Timofey Sergeytsev.
Sergeytsev once was a consultant to pro-🇷🇺 Viktor Yanukovych and Euractiv described him as “one of the ideologists of modern Russian fascism”. In his article,Timofey called for the full destruction of Ukraine as a state and also its national identity.This, according to Timofey, should be done to accomplish Ukraine’s “denazification”. The article caused outrage & it has been condemned as evidence of genocidal intent.
The article has been translated to English by Mariaa Kravchenko and you can read it here.
By the way, it was published on the same day as dozens of bodies were found in Bucha.
Already on 22nd of March, 2022, Ukraine and US claimed that over 2300 children had been abducted from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
International law and the 1948 Genocide Convention state that “forcibly transferring children of the group to another group” constitutes a genocide. By May 26th, more than 238 000 Ukrainian children were allegedly deported to Russian territories.
On May 30th, 2022, Putin signed a decree that made it easier to give Russian citizenship to Ukrainian orphans (or those w/o parental care). One of the organizers for these abductions is Maria Lvova-Belova, who was appointed as “the federal Commissioner for Children’s Rights”.
UN has stated that “credible” reports have been presented that Russian forces had sent (and probably still do) Ukrainian children to Russia for adoption in a forced deportation programme.
For some reason, blogs such as The Grayzone News have not reported about these child abductions, and political commentators such as Briahna Joy Gray have downplayed them.
These people all have something in common: they consider RT being an “independent media”.