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Abducted Ukrainian Children Reportedly Punished for Refusing to Sing Russian National Anthem
On April 9th, Daria Herasymchuk, an advisor on children’s rights to the Ukrainian President, revealed that abductors in Russia are punishing Ukrainian children for refusing to sing the Russian national anthem and identifying themselves as Ukrainians. Upon returning to Ukraine, the children reported physical abuse and various other forms of punishment.
Physical Abuse and Other Forms of Punishment
Herasymchuk reported that the abductors prevented the children from taking walks and compelled them to rewrite Russian texts. In addition, the abductors told the children that their parents had abandoned them and urged them not to return to Ukraine, where they claimed “no one is waiting for them.” Herasymchuk further asserted that the Russian supervisors at the children’s holding facilities subject them to acts only limited by their “sick imagination and fantasy.”
Abductions in Ukraine
Ukrainian children who abductors take to Russia face a dire situation. According to national databases, over 19,000 children have been abducted since the country’s all-out invasion on February 24, 2022.Read more: Ukrainian Children Kidnapped And Punished For Refusing To Sing Russian National Anthem