Since the beginning of the full scale invasion there are estimates of more than 10,000 children forcefully relocated from the occupied territory of Ukraine to Russia. Russian government is operating a systematic network of custody centers for thousands of Ukrainian children, where they are reeducating Ukrainian children in attempt to strip their Ukrainian identity. This is a genocide against Ukrainian people.
On March 17th, International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin. ICC President said: “It is forbidden by international law for occupying powers to transfer civilians from the territories where they live to other territories, children enjoy special protection under the Geneva Convention.” This is a step in the right direction, even if it’s symbolic and realistically Putin will not be arrested, but it shows there is plenty of evidence against him accepted by the ICC.
Stand with San Diegans tomorrow at 1:30 pm in Balboa Park to condemn war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine since 2014, and specifically war crimes against children. We will have local children sing Ukrainian songs.