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Mayor: Russian forces abduct nearly 300 children from Berdiansk district to Russia

by Rachel Amran June 18, 2023 5:51 AM 1 min read
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According to the post, the Russian media claimed that 48 children were initially deported to Chuvashia, and the rest were forcibly removed in shifts.

"They [Russian forces] are sending children 1,600 kilometers from home deep into Russia," Mayor Fedorov said. "Next, they will manipulate the situation in the Berdiansk direction and keep children in Russia as hostages."

The Ukrainian national database suggests that about 19,500 Ukrainian children have been abducted from the occupied territories and sent to other Russian-controlled areas or Russia since last February.

In March 2023, the International Criminal Court announced that it was seeking the arrest of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin  because he was "allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of (children) and that of unlawful transfer of (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.”

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On Oct. 8, Tetiana Bodak was busy organizing a funeral for her mother, who was killed by a Russian attack in then-occupied Kherson Oblast, when she got an unexpected and very emotional phone call from her son. “Mom, I’m in Oleshky (a Russian-occupied settlement in Kherson Oblast). On the way


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