Russia killed at least 485 children in Ukraine and deported over 19,000: Zelensky promised punishment for the enemy
Ukraine has confirmed the deaths of 485 minors due to Russian war crimes since the start of the full-scale invasion. The number of children deported by the occupiers is at least 19,505. The Kremlin must be punished for this.
This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky on June 4, Memorial Day for children killed as a result of Russian aggression. The guarantor's address to the nation was published on the OP's YouTube channel (to see the video, scroll to the bottom of the page).
The head of state said that hundreds of our children would be alive "if a bunch of thugs in the Kremlin did not feel they were leaders, supposedly entitled to rule the destiny of nations."
"Every one of these bandits will be condemned. I have no doubt about this. All the necessary legal institutions are working for this result," he expressed confidence.
Zelenski reported that the 485 dead minors is only the number officially confirmed as of June 4. In fact, the real number is much higher.
"Every time we liberate our land from the Russian occupiers, we learn the terrible truth about the occupation. About how many people, how many children are buried in the occupied territory - in the graves of this war, this aggression ... and how many are still under the ruins in Ukrainian towns and villages burned by Russia," the president said.
There is also no complete information about the children forcibly removed by the Russian invaders. So far, 371 children have been returned home.
"While we know for sure about at least 19,505 deported Ukrainian children, and this is only a fraction of all our little Ukrainians and Ukrainian women who are still with the enemy. Whom we must all return," the Ukrainian leader said.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- In an address to Ukrainians on June 4, Volodymyr Zelensky also spoke about the new sanctions that are being prepared by our government and partner countries.
- You can read about it in more detail in our material at the link.