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CNN: Ukrainian nurses use an extraordinary trick on Russians to save children


CNN’s David McKenzie explains how a group of hospital workers managed to prevent orphans in Ukraine from being taken by the Russians. #CNN #News

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The arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin issued by the International Criminal Court last week, was the culmination of a story we’ve been following for some time. Accusations and evidence of the forced deportation of thousands of Ukrainian children. The chief prosecutor for the ICC who brought the charges, Karim Khan, told CNN

Exclusively that these children were treated like spoils of war. What’s more, the Russians didn’t even try to cover up what they were doing. Quoting the chief prosecutor again, he said, quote, The simple reality that these crimes have not been hidden CNN’s David McKenzie travel close to the front lines and spoke to Ukrainians

Who risked their lives to try and stop what appear to be war crimes approaching the southern front line in Kherson in the liberated city. Many have fled. It’s deceptively quiet until the relentless terror of the often indiscriminate, almost daily Russian shelling We’ve come to investigate a very deliberate horror of the Russian occupation.

So the children who stayed here were under five years old. Mostly this orphanage had more than 40 children here Elena was a nurse here for 17 years. Not a single child is left to start that. Sir, I feel emptiness emptiness. Everything is just stopped, she says. The children had everything.

They were so happy. The children were happy. Oh, so now it’s just silence. And small reminders of them. The names still on each locker. The Kazan Children’s Home is now a crime scene. they want us to collect their clothes, says Elena. The Russians and collaborators called in the evening

And said to prepare the children for the morning. The busses arrived at eight. The heartbreaking scenes captured for Russian propaganda shared on a Russian MP’s telegram channel. The bewildered children taken from their beloved nurses in October transported to Russian occupied Crimea or Russia itself, say Ukrainian investigators. But instead of hiding

This alleged war crime, Russians advertised it. Children will be taken to safe conditions in Crimea, he says. I will definitely go and visit. Investigators say it was part of a premeditated Russian mission to take Ukrainian children. They even targeted hospitals There was a lot of pressure by the Russians to take these children.

One too afraid. It was scary. Very, very scary. So much pressure, says all the police. Twice a day they demanded we show them lists of the kids to take to Russia. So all NATO came up with an extraordinary deception. They had orphans in the ICU. It would unique. And they forged medical assessments

Saying healthy children were severely sick. They even faked an emergency ventilation, she says. We understood that the Russians and collaborators would not forgive us, she says. We knew there would be serious retribution. We understood this. But they took the risks and managed to save children. And the critical care nurse took it

A step further. Tatiana says she fell in love with one of the orphaned children. She worked desperately to keep the child off the list. How are you? Now she’s adopting Kira. Nice to meet you. We met them at home. A Ukrainian mom with her treasured Ukrainian child. Kira

Kira is almost ready to walk. What does she mean to She means everything to me. Says Tatiana. The editing is not just. I don’t even know, to be honest. I can’t imagine my life without Kira. Hmm. just awful. War has given her a precious gift. So sickening to see this.

David McKenzie joins us now from Ukraine. From what you’ve been hearing, how else have kids been taken out of Ukraine and into Russia? Well, Anderson, they’ve been taken like this in the most egregious way. But if you see how they do it so brazenly, openly in front of the cameras,

In busses, like this from an orphanage, the Russians didn’t seem to care. They seemed like they were thinking they were doing the right thing. They also took them from parents, coerced them. Sometimes parents gave them willingly to go to Russian reeducation camps, summer camps, they called it. President

Zelensky says that up to 15,000 children taken in those kind of camps. In the most serious cases, like the one we reported on, there are many hundreds, perhaps thousands. And it’s these kind of cases, Anderson, that the prosecutor is looking at very closely and in Kherson, all those children who have gone well,

They’ve ended up in occupied Crimea or Russia, some of them already adopted to Russian parents, given Russian citizenship in a way losing their Ukrainian identity. The Ukrainians have no idea how they will get them back during this awful war and even post this war when it ever ends.

The prosecutor is looking at this to arrest Putin and his chief adviser on these issues, whether they ever get them to justice. Well, that remains to be seen. Anderson, Kinsey, I appreciate it. Thank you.

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35 COMMENTS

  1. They brought them to a better place
    Ukraine is a poor ๐Ÿ’ฉ hole and they didnโ€™t feed the children there
    20% of Ukrainian children are malnourished as Ukraine sells all its produce to Europe and then buys it back at European prices

  2. When you think youโ€™ve seen the worst of humanity the fascist federation of ruZZia never fails to shock us even more.
    ๐Ÿซก Slava Ukrainii ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โค๏ธ

  3. looking at those dreadful russial people taking the children you kind of sssshudder at what might be done to those kids. From the awful little old women with short hair, kind of predatory facial expressions and leopard spandex leotards looking like they themselves had been abducted or escaped a mental facility to that blond girl on the bus holding one of the kids then lifting up her eyes at a camera looking like a black widow or a praying mantis who's about to suck the blood of the cub. Gond knows the sick intentions of those fucking people. The sex trafficking and illegal organ markets are thriving in Russia,

    It's kind of horrific.

  4. Just shows how warped and twisted the authorities of Russia are , and it has a reputation of this from the cold War days of occupancy of the iron curtain countries and before

  5. Solidarity from an old Oz RN, who spent time IC of kids ward. Slava Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

  6. Everybody is talking about Russian warcrimes, but who does talk about the Ukraine crimes, even before the war towards Russians in Ukraine? There are 2 sides to every coin, but just One is told. By the way former US soldiers tell some others stories of rescuing kids in war areas by the Russians. Who does really know the truth. It is a pitty thats good journalism seems to have died.

  7. Iraq children died in iraq some fled with parents to other countries Children must be saved USwar have killed millions of Children all over the world Africa, Libiya ,Afghanistan Syria,Yemen,Serbia PalestineUS armed sadam to gas kurds and make a war with Iran Irak Iran south America USput Japanese in camps ww2 sterilized natives

  8. CNN: it's important to use accurate terms that reflect the reality and legality of the situation:

    1. The children ARE NOT being โ€œdeportedโ€, they are being TRAFFICKED, as in the crime of โ€œChild Traffickingโ€. โ€œDeportationโ€ is a legal act involving a government of one country removing a person who is illegal present there to the person's country of origin. This is the opposite of what the Russians are doing, which is the crime of taking children from their homeland to a foreign country for political exploitation.

    2. Russia's criminal child trafficking is not a โ€œWar Crimeโ€. It is as an act of GENOCIDE, whereupon one group of people try to destroy another group of people. The crime of Genocide is a separate issue from war.; Genocides occur with or without one.

    The international legal and practical definition of Genocide is contained n โ€œArticle 2โ€ of the historic, seminal and foundational UN treaty of 1948 entitled โ€œConvention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide". This document remains the first global treaty on a specific Human Rights crime in human history. It was signed and ratified in 152 countries, including Russia, and, yes, Russia is still very much legally bound by it. It should be further noted that there are five activities that are considered acts of Genocide. The forced trafficking of Ukrainian children is one of these acts. However, Russia is committing all five of acts of Genocide in Ukraine every day and night, 24/7/402+.

    It is critically important to for non-complicit news coverage of these crimes to use the correct terms: Child Trafficking is the crime in progress; Deportation is rarely deemed illegal, and it's not what's occurring to the Ukrainian children. โ€œGenocideโ€ is a specific international crime that is independent of war. A โ€œWar Crimeโ€ is a relatively vague category of human rights violations occurring during an armed conflict. Russia is committing both, but the terms are not interchangeable.

  9. Putin: "Why is everyone so mad that we kidnap thousands of Ukrainian children? They are put to good use as human shields in Russian cities and it's the last we can do for them because we tortured, raped and murdered their parents."

  10. ๐Ÿ˜ข It's going to be okay this is just history repeating itself similar to WWII some of the children will be reunited with their parents and some will be adopted into loving families after the battle has been won #10

  11. I've heard about the child abductions but first time I've watched a video but my god this has really pulled on my heart strings, I'm sat here crying as my heart breaks for the poor innocent children taken into a foreign country.
    Putrid must be brought to justice

  12. ื’ืœื—ืžื’ืžื’ืžื ื“ื ื“ื—ื“ื’ื ืกืฆืกื“ืœื“ื—ื’ื  ื’ื‘ื”ืขื“ื“ืœื“ ืกื ืกื’ืžืจื—ื“ืžื“ื ื ื“ืกืšื“ืœื“ื™ื’ืžื’ื—ื’ื’ืžื ืกื—ื“ื“ืฆื’ืฆืžื’ืžืกืžื’ืžื—ืจื™ื“ื”ืกืžืกืฆ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš๐Ÿšž๐Ÿš‹๐Ÿš๐Ÿš๐Ÿš๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš–๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ๐Ÿšž๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ๐Ÿšž๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ๐Ÿš–๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ๐Ÿš–๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿš–๐Ÿ›บ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿš‡๐ŸšŠ

  13. Save Ukrainian Children! Ukrainian children are being kidnapped by the Russian army and sold to Russian pedophiles rings close to Putin. Putin has gone too far and this war and he and people close to him must pay for their crimes against humanity.

  14. This is a recognized act of genocide under the Convention. Kidnapping and rehoming children of your enemy is a form of recognized genocide. Article II Subsection e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

  15. Thereโ€™s no turning back time for Russia. They are done as a power & will be crushed economically & socially by the rest of the world. ๐Ÿคžโค๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  16. Taking children and infants as Prisoners of War and bargaining chips! Dear God, please take out Putin! Satan's spawn will burn in hell for his many deliberate crimes on Your people. Continuing prayers for all impacted by this irrational man.

  17. This is awful. The hole world is bowing to Putin. How can one man dictate to the rest of the world. You mean, no governments can stop him. I find that to be absurd, that he is one man in one country and he is dictating, by his actions, to the rest of the civilized world how it's going to be and not one country or countries can put a stop to it.

  18. The orcs bombed and murdered their parents. Then the orcs steal Ukrainian children to raise them as Russians. All part of Putrid's sinister genocidal plans. Such evil.

  19. When you see people with weapons coming to you and demanding to give them anything they want, you don't have many options what to do. These nurses are truly brave. There are hundred of more occupied Ukrainian towns and villages like this one. Situation there is even worse. And no chance for help yet, as Russia has already put its tentacles on every sphere of life there, including making people to get Russian passports (without it you are not allowed to walk on the street)

  20. at least the children will survive and be brought up in Russia by normal people, and not by bandera-nazis and not by eurogays and lesbians

  21. Those nurses remind me of Syndrome K in Italy during WWII where Italian medical staff saved hundreds of Jews from deportation by inventing a fake deadly disease that scared the Nazis to death!

    Fantastic story!

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