Moscow is deliberately trying to "Russify" the almost 20,000 children kidnapped in Ukraine, telling them about the "artificial country" and the "Nazis", while for the families who take them in to "educate" them it is only a matter of money.

This was stated by the human rights commissioner of the Ukrainian Parliament, Dmitry Lubinets, in an interview with RBC-Ukraine. According to Lubinets, when the children arrive in Russia they are completely stripped of their identity as not only are any Ukrainian documents taken from them - which are replaced with Russian documents - but they are also forbidden to speak Ukrainian and call themselves Ukrainians.

Russians tell children that “a state like Ukraine does not exist, that it is an artificially created state, that an ethnic group like the Ukrainian one does not exist. They tell him 'You've always been Russian, your native language is Russian. Rejoice that you are now on the territory of Russia, learn the language, consider yourself a patriot, join the 'YunArmiya' (Russian paramilitary group for very young people, ed.) and get ready to fight the Nazis, who still live somewhere on the territory of Ukraine , but we must destroy them all and annex the territory to the Russian Federation,'" Lubinets said.

Meanwhile Volodymyr Zelensky has invited the Chinese leader Xi Jinping to Kiev: "I want to talk to him, I had large-scale contacts before the war, but they have been interrupted since the war began".

The hot front of the fighting is always that of Bakhmut, in Donetsk, where the mercenaries of the Wagner Group in Putin's pay have now conquered 65% of the city, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) in its daily report on the progress of the conflict.

In the morning, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also spoke, returning to attack the West: «The hybrid war that hostile countries have unleashed against Russia will last a long time. We need firmness, trust, concentration and unity around the president,” he said.


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