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Russian puppet leaders send children from occupied Ukraine to military training in Russia

3 June, 2024 Monday
17:05

Russian forces are sending children aged 13-17 from the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories to military training in the Volgograd region

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The National Resistance Center reports.

Over 2,500 children from the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions will attend the military training. The selection for such training is carried out by local collaborators independently.

"First of all, they pay attention to the physical development of the child and then actively engage in psychological processing of the future soldier," the National Resistance Center says.

Back in the summer of 2023, Russia began to open so-called military sports centers for children called Warrior. There, adolescents are trained to participate in combat when they reach the age of majority.

"It is known that the invaders have opened branches of such military camps in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. For example, the opening of such a center in the occupied Luhansk region was personally handled by the director of the organization Aleksandr Zaitsev," the Center for National Resistance adds.

  • On May 30, Kateryna Rashevska, a lawyer with the Regional Center for Human Rights, said that the Russians were committing a "whole bunch" of violations of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child against Ukrainian children.
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