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ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for putin & commissioner for Children's Rights Over russian War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for russian president vladimir putin for alleged war crimes involving accusations that russia has forcibly taken Ukrainian children.

The ICC also issued a warrant for putin's commissioner for children's rights, maria lvova-belova.

The court said in a news release Friday the two are "allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the russian federation."

Report of the Yale Humanitarian Research Lab

The Yale Humanitarian Research Lab published a report alleging that at least 6,000 children from Ukraine had been sent to russian “re-education” camps in the past year.

Many of the children had been put up for adoption in russia

Many of the children had been put up for adoption in russia, and putin had issued a decree expediting the conferral of russian citizenship on the children, making them easier to adopt.

Let's remind

One of the most flagrant crimes of the russia occupiers is the forced deportation of Ukrainian children to russia and belarus. Ukraine has confirmed the deportation of more than 16,000 children. Of them, only 307 were returned.

In May 2022, putin signed a decree on a simplified procedure for obtaining russian citizenship for children from the occupied Donbas, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson.

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