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Kidnapping Of Children In Ukraine. Whose Fault Is It? Thanks to Maraffino’s Reportage, A Piece Of Truth

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Kidnapping Of Children In Ukraine. Whose Fault Is It? Thanks to Maraffino's Reportage, A Piece Of Truth

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Written by Piero Messina

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, if the mad destruction is cultivated in the name of totalitarianism, rather than the holy one of freedom or in the name of democracy? “ When fighting, no one thinks of the words of Mahatma Gandhi. Children are the first victims of war. What is happening in Ukraine is yet another demonstration that the most vulnerable people, and children in particular, are the collateral victims of a military clash. Kiev and Moscow accuse each other of violations of international rights and of mass kidnappings and deportations of minors. 

Today, thanks to the precious work of volunteers and researchers engaged in the field we can access new testimonies. And this is the case of the work carried out by Rossella Maraffino. Before telling what Maraffino discovered, it is correct to summarize what has been said and written about this story.

The Western version accuses the Kremlin leaders.  Precisely on this issue, the International Criminal Court has impeached Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian children’s commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova. On March 17 2022, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lvova-Belova. They were charged with being responsible for the deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia, a war crime under international legislation.

The accusations against Moscow were mainly based on information gathered by Kateryna Rashevska, legal expert at the Regional Center for Human Rights. Rashevska reported that Russian Federation agents have taken at least 19,546 children to that country from Ukraine since 18 February 2022.  Among other violations, Russian Federation citizenship is imposed on them, and they are forbidden to speak and learn the Ukrainian language or preserve their Ukrainian identity.

“Leaving Ukrainian children in Russia means continuing to violate their rights,” she stressed, urging the Council “to assist in the return of Ukrainian children”.

There is, however, a completely opposite version, a version that sees the Kiev police force involved in the kidnappings and deportation of minors.

In a report published in a Russian media outlet, Canadian correspondent Eva Bartlett presented accurate information about the reality of the city of Artyomovsk (called “Bakhmut” by Ukrainians), which was recently liberated by Russian forces. Local witnesses informed the journalist that before the Russian victory they had suffered all sorts of abuses by Ukrainian troops, including bombing of residential areas and even kidnapping of children.

Kidnapping Of Children In Ukraine. Whose Fault Is It? Thanks to Maraffino's Reportage, A Piece Of Truth

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According to several interviews, there were several kidnappings carried out by the Ukrainian military police, mainly by the so-called “White Angels”, which are special teams of “volunteers” whose alleged function is to carry out evacuation operations. In April, the Ukrainian government announced the “evacuation” of 126 children from territories considered “occupied” (those reintegrated into the Russian Federation). The interviewed families revealed that in practice such an “evacuation” is simply a kidnapping, since the “White Angels” take the children by force and take them to unknown regions.

“It was February and the White Angels started coming, then other groups came. They said that the Verkhovna Rada had decreed that we had no right to be here and that we were exposing our child to active hostilities”, a woman called Yulia told journalists.

“They were taking children away. They would come at 6pm, sometimes at 10pm. (…) They called themselves volunteers, but they were not, they were the SBU or maybe some other organization that collects information (…) They had a list of people, they knew who lived where and how many people were there (…) Volunteers came in a car, gave out some boxes, gathered information, and then with this information, people in uniform would come running and looking for children.”

The “White Angels” of the Ukrainian police force are suspected to kidnap children from Donbass, take them away against the will of their families and take them far away. We no longer know anything about many of them, some, however, managed to return home and reunite with their parents. These are stories that Western mainstream journalists do not want or cannot tell. Indeed, in some cases, the narrative is distorted and the “White Angels” become dispensers of salvation, care and relief for civilian populations.

But now there is another one evidence of a “non tellable” truth. Rossella Maraffino, activist and videomaker, has been involved in volunteering and solidarity missions in Donbass for years. In the days spent in the territories put under pressure by clashes between Ukrainian and Russian forces, Maraffino managed to document on video the testimonies of some minors who ended up under the “protection” of the White Angels.

“Already from the first months of 2022  Media provided us with data on the exodus of children from Donbass to the Russian Federation. However, in addition to the data that has never been confirmed, during this year there have been several cases of reporting, including by the Ukrainian authorities themselves, of illegal trafficking of minors. We wanted to delve deeper into this topic by interviewing the commissioner of children’s rights of the Lugansk Republic Inna Schevnk, a military expert of the Lugansk Republic V. Kiselev and Kira, a 13-year-old girl who, together with her 10 school friends with the excuse of the evacuation of Šastje on March 22 she was picked up from school and, without documents, other personal effects or the authorization of her family members, she was transported in stages to Lviv” , this is what Maraffino tells us.

Kira, in the end, through a thousand ordeals, managed to return home:

“Kira’s mother, after months and endless bureaucratic procedures, manages to recover her daughter. Kira’s mother discovered that her daughter had new documents, in which the girl was registered as an orphan. Everything was ready to start an adoption procedure abroad.

There is no longer any trace of the other children, Kira’s schoolmates. Obviously, one cannot be absolutely certain that the White Angels are responsible. But suspicion is often the precursor to the truth.

For sure, it is always the most fragile people who pay for the damages of military conflicts. Everyone knows that child trafficking existed in Donbass. Even USAid, the American NGO, had discussed a dossier before the start of the special military operation in Ukraine in February last year. Now that Russia has become public enemy number 1 for the West, the trafficking of Ukrainian children should no longer be talked about. Or, we only talk about it by blaming the Russian army for these crimes.

“The practice of kidnapping minors in Donbass seems to be very common – underlines Maraffino – and the “White Angels” special unit, part of the Ukrainian police, is accused of taking children without the families’ authorization and without following a protocol for maintain contact with families of origin, especially in rural areas and/or in situations of socio-economic hardship. There are several testimonies that have been recorded from many areas of the region: what is the truth?”

Rossella Maraffino’s reporting work in Donbass was not limited to shedding light on the fate of the kidnapped children. Maraffino is cataloging all the testimonies collected, with the aim of making a documentary on what is happening.

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ghhh ffw

“white angels” are a very evil nazi group of criminal gangsters

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Commentator

child traffickers paid for by western pedo organizations

Florian Geyer

inversion 0f the truth has always been a tactic of a cult that seeks to control the world.

it is very confusing for most people and this is how the ‘khazarrs’ plunder the world. they have the morals of a spoilt child.

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jens holm

the youngest khazars are at least 800 years old. maybee they only put vodka on their car.

jens holm

some fake pedophile copy me—i am real senile pedo

jens holm

my lesbian dick-tator give zelensky all weapons is me and sawyer can sodomize ukie boys

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jens holm

i never wrote that.

jens holm

i wrote it actually jus forgot

dgt horn

well, then stop taking drugs bitch

jens holm

why you lie about your pedophiliax writing—confused by senility

Peter Jennings

a troll being trolled. priceless.

jens holm

its not trolling telling what goes on in eu, nato and the rest of the world.

you are kept and kept away- it we were living as you are told, we had uprised long time ago and most likely try to restart most things from fx the end of ww2.

and – none would choose your version.

thats the point from spilling up the solution many supperting the sociall-democratic and making the liberal and konservatis iin to more soft version.

jens holm

by that we share some of the profit by hight taxes paying for good schools, educations, good hospitals and almost free healtware and medicine.

and your grow old or cant work, you also get as descent pension. you can rely to the pension and are safe even your family us not there.

jens holm

and the resluts are there. in denmark we in live to 80 years. russian/for men) is 65,5 old. gdp for all is 3 times as much as russia and semilar to usa.

we work, educate and are rewarded. the proletars has something so share. of course we have too rich people by that as well.

uncle hans ghost

i can verify that my pedo senile nephew jens holm writ this

jens holm

and jelsin and gorbie are dancing i the streets too, we cant bee absolut certain.

i could be prigorsin or navalnev, fsb found a bottle of milk.

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jens holm

my moron englisk reflect my senility and pedophilia

Edgar Zetar

could you imagine put all the little kids in the hands of the cia masters and mister zelensky coke traffickers, imagine the ukranian epstein and the island in kiev suburbs?. the empire wants lands, resources and to get near russia to conquer them and destroy their goverment and make russia so corrupt has the western civilization (eu) is. only bad options to move on in this century of the world powers struggle, were going to seeing a lot of atrocities from the supreme hegemon before it collapses.

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jens holm

we only eat the little fat ones.

Coriander

everything the west accuses russia of, is actual a western confession of what they are doing. sick.

jens holm

bouth the president and they duma at least make small changes.

it seemes to be news for you, but know you know. and it the same filthy coinditions when were ussr. you had your own gamechanger from 1917 and mostlikely little less under the tzars.

and we dont accuse. its the same thing for russia as well as ukraine and poor facts.

Commentator

the truth of that comment triggered you, so you wrote a paragraph essay of nonsense.

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jens holm

we pedophiles admire amerikan lgbt policy in ukraine

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jens holm

i never wrote that as well-

Peter Jennings

the kiev junta has so far committed fraud, atrocities, war crimes, and treason against the people of ukraine and russia. why are we not surprised that child trafficking is added to the list? many of these children are probably being adopted as orphans by nato pedo’s in europe, the uk, and america. 21 november 2013, a date which will live in infamy.

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uncle hans ghost

my senile gay pedo nephew jens holm has been committed to a criminal nursing home

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jens holm

my uncle moe lester touched me in bad places now i have brian damage

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Hunter Biden

his real name is joe lester. he is my father (not biological thou)

BunkerDwellers

off to be groomed, coerced and manipulated into sex in france (and then off to who know where and which of the leechers they will be sent to as gifts) where there is no age of consent anymore. manipulating people is the past time of the parasite class, and their only real skill. when they do this manipulation and vileness to children, what else will they do? anything you can think of and lot more.

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BunkerDwellers

off to be groomed in france, where there is no longer an age of consent (and not too long and the rest of the eu also). then the pliable ones are sent off as gifts, and the ones who stand up for themselves are ritually, or otherwise, murdered for not being easy victims. earth deserves good treatment because so many people care./s i keep my own kos list. anybody with a conscience would do the same on a planet like this.

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