War in Ukraine: Russia sends children to war. Signs of patriotic club teenagers were found on the battlefield

Humanitarian organizations have accused the Kremlin of sending children to war, and juvenile recruits are believed to be recruited from youth clubs established in 2015 by the Russian Federation in Donetsk and Lugansk, Ukraine. According to the prosecution, the Russian army wants to replace the 30,000 soldiers it lost in the war with 16-year-old boys. Military identification marks found on the battlefield indicate that several armed children died during the invasion.

Russia estimated that 30,000 soldiers were killed, some killed, others seriously injured and others captured by the Ukrainian army. The federation lacks recruits and, according to humanitarian organizations, therefore recruits children into pro-Russian youth clubs in the people’s republics of Luhansk and Donetsk, the DailyMail server pointed out.

The children would undergo military training and then cross the front lines, according to the organizations, most of them are there against his own will. However, even if the children wanted to enlist voluntarily, the army would automatically violate the Geneva Conventions and international laws by adopting them, warned Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova.

“The Luhansk and Donetsk authorities are mobilizing children who were members of so-called patriotic clubs,” the ombudsman said. “They organize military training and some of the teenagers have already died in Ukraine. They are now encouraging the entry into the army of civilians, including children, in the temporarily occupied territories. In doing so, the Russian Federation violated the civil protection war laws of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the rights of children. Recruitment is a violation of international law. »

“Repression centers” and dead children

Russia has started recruiting teenagers, organizations say. According to some allegations, they confirm this military identification marks found on the battlefield, It is not known exactly how many children died in this way during the war. Ukraine, meanwhile, teaches its adult civilians how to handle weapons and provide first aid.

Russian patriotic clubs have been described in the past as centers of indoctrination for young people to force pro-Russian thought. The federation launched the program in 2015, a year after the invasion of Lugansk and Donetsk.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would visit Kyiv when the trip brings something useful. He will not go to Ukraine just to symbolically support it, as some European politicians have done. On Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Macron to Ukraine only to find out that Russian troops were committing genocide there. In an interview broadcast by France 5, Macron said he has not spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin since Ukrainian authorities released information about civilian killings in Bukh. US President Joe Biden has no plans to visit Ukraine yet, Reuters reported.

“If I go to kyiv, I will do it to try to change the situation, not just to show token support,” Macron said. He added that he had had about 40 telephone conversations with the Ukrainian president.

Hello, dear readers. The Russian army has launched the Battle of Donbass, bringing Ukraine into the second phase of the war, kyiv announced on Sunday. According to Ukrainian and Russian authorities, heavy fighting continued in eastern Ukraine. The shelling by Russian troops immediately claimed the first civilian casualties in Lviv, western Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said. At least seven people, including a child, have died in the town, which many consider a relatively safe haven. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), more than 2,000 civilians have so far been confirmed in Ukraine following the invasion of Russian troops nearly two months ago.

“We can say that Russian forces have started the battle of Donbass, which they have been preparing for a long time,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. The head of his office, Andriy Jermank, assured Ukrainians that Ukrainian forces would be able to repel the Russian offensive. Several Ukrainian officials have previously announced the launch of a new, more powerful attack on the eastern tip of Ukraine.

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