UN condemns Russia’s violation of international law, demands immediate return of abducted Ukrainian children

The UN demands Russia stop transporting 20,000 Ukrainian children under duress into occupied territory, alleging violations of international law. Putin and other Russian officials get arrest warrants from the ICC; the Kremlin disputes the accusations.

Citing a flagrant violation of international law, the UN has demanded that Russia immediately stop the forcible transfer of children from the occupied areas of Ukraine. Moscow has been asked by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to return the children to their families and to provide vital information regarding their whereabouts.

Ukraine claims that 20,000 children have been abducted into Russia without their families’ permission. In a thorough report, the UN committee has insisted that Russia guarantee the safe return of the children to their families and provide the exact number of youngsters taken from Ukraine.

The committee also underlined the necessity of maintaining the identity, name, and familial ties of any Ukrainian child and demanded that Russia ensure that no child loses their Ukrainian nationality.

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights, now have arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for suspected illegal deportations. The International Criminal Court’s decision highlights how serious the situation is and represents a major step towards holding individuals accused of being involved in the contentious conduct accountable.

However, the Kremlin firmly refutes these charges, calling them “outrageous and unacceptable.” There are worries about the continued situation in the region as Russia’s official position runs counter to the growing body of evidence and international criticism.