The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN explained why Russia kidnaps children

Russia steals children from Ukraine and transports them to its territory in order to destroy the Ukrainian nation.

Source: Statement by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN, Serhiy Dvornik, quoted by Ukrinform

Direct speech: “The kidnapping of at least 230,000 Ukrainian children, among the 1.4 million citizens of Ukraine forcibly deported to Russia, is a crime aimed at destroying the Ukrainian nation by depriving its young generations, which is a modern manifestation of colonialism.”

Details: He noted that as a result of rocket and artillery shelling of Ukrainian cities, tens of thousands of civilians were killed, many were injured. About 220 thousand people lost their homes.

Millions of citizens were forced to leave the occupied or war-affected territories. 8 million became internally displaced persons, 6.5 million left Ukraine as refugees.

“We have no doubt that in Russian military strategies this refugee crisis was predicted as one of the successful outcomes of the war. As well as the food crisis,” Dvornik said.

However, according to him, Russia underestimated the willingness to help, hospitality and commitment to the Ukrainians of our neighbors and other friends.

“Russia is purposefully targeting Ukrainian civilians as part of its Nazi-style military strategy,” he said.

Murders, torture, illegal detentions, forced deportation, deprivation of property rights, attacks on civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine, confiscation of grain from local farmers – this is not a complete list of Russia’s crimes against the civilian population of Ukraine, the diplomat recalled.

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