The Lukashenka regime is planning to organize a meeting of foreign diplomats with deported Ukrainian children on October, 4. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the meeting with children from Lisichansk and Severodonetsk is scheduled to take place in the so-called “places of residence, education, and health improvement.” These “meetings” are an effort to legitimize the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children, which constitutes a war crime under international law.
The illegal transfer of children from the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine to Belarus is considered a war crime. The National Anti-Crisis Management team has collected and submitted evidence of this crime to the International Criminal Court. The international community, including EU countries, strongly condemns this unlawful deportation, and the ICC is currently assessing the evidence in the case.
Presently, the Lukashenka regime is taking steps to cover up the crimes committed while simultaneously continuing its deceptive tactics in the information space. Meanwhile, the illegally transported children from the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories to Belarus are subjected to re-education, militarization, and Russification.
In light of the propaganda “event,” the NAM team emphasizes the following:
The NAM team has identified children who have become victims of war crimes committed by the Lukashenka regime, as well as those responsible for the illegal transfer of Ukrainian children.
The children were unlawfully removed from the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, and organizing such “events” is an attempt to legitimize a war crime.
The International Criminal Court is already examining war crimes related to the forced transfer of children.
The international community, as well as EU countries, strongly condemn the deportation of Ukrainian children, and the Lukashenka regime’s involvement in war crimes is extensively covered by international and global media.
Furthermore, the NAM team would like to pose the following questions to Lukashenka’s diplomats:
On what grounds are orphans brought to Belarus? Have the competent authorities in Ukraine agreed to their transfer to Belarus?
How do meetings with Belarusian military organizations contribute to the medical rehabilitation of children affected by war?
The National Anti-Crisis Management team continues its efforts to hold the Lukashenka regime accountable for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. The regime’s responsibility is inevitable.