Address of the chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to the UN, international parliamentary organisations, and parliaments of the world

The chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation hereby address the United Nations Organisation, international parliamentary organisations, and the parliaments of the world regarding the existing evidence of systematic and brutal crimes that defy every conceivable norm of morality and ethics committed by the armed formations of Ukraine against children who are the most vulnerable and unprotected part of the population.

The mass use by the Kiev-controlled armed formations of indiscriminate weapons, firearms, and light weapons, as well as the use of cluster and phosphorous munitions, and remote mining of residential communities are the main reasons minors are becoming victims.

The criminal actions of the Kiev regime have violated a whole range of provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child of November 20, 1989, including the provisions guaranteeing the right to life, healthy development, freedom of conscience, thought, views, opinions, and religious beliefs, education, and the use of the native language. Children living in Ukraine are subjected to harassment based on language, and are persecuted for pro-Russian views.

The provisions of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child concerning the involvement of children in armed conflicts prohibit the recruitment of children during hostilities. However, these provisions are being blatantly violated, as Ukrainian armed formations force minors to undergo combat training in field camps, perform tasks as saboteurs, missile and artillery spotters, spread disinformation, and participate in terrorist attacks.

In addition, the provisions of the Optional Protocol relating to the sale of children, child prostitution, and child sex abuse imagery are being violated because there are numerous cases of child abuse (sexual slavery and pedophilia) with the connivance of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, as well as the exploitation of children in the porn industry, which thrives in Ukraine.

In cooperation with Western non-governmental organisations linked to organised crime, Kiev covers up the abduction of children for further export abroad, thereby ignoring the provisions of the above Optional Protocol, which establish the obligation of states to protect children from abduction and trafficking for subsequent exploitation. Of particular concern is the increased activity of criminal transplantologists in a number of Western countries, who use minors taken from Ukraine abroad as organ donors.

We consider it important to condemn the inaction of the specialised agencies and international organisations, whose scope of duties includes providing assistance in ensuring compliance with the fundamental rights and freedoms of minors. Regrettably, the UN Secretary-General, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office led by him, the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, and the European Court of Human Rights deliberately ignore the evidence of crimes committed by the Ukrainian side against minors. They make biased decisions, release subjective reports on the Ukraine crisis, and thus shirk their direct responsibilities.

Such a biased and unprofessional approach encourages the Kiev rulers to violate international humanitarian law and to condemn an even greater number of innocent children to death and suffering.

In light of the above, members of the State Duma and senators of the Russian Federation hereby address the United Nations, international parliamentary organisations, and the parliaments of the world and call on them to provide legal, as well as moral and ethical assessments of the criminal actions of the Ukrainian authorities against minors. They also urge cooperation with the parliamentary commission, which was formed by the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to investigate criminal actions against minors by the Kiev regime, in order to jointly stop the looming disaster and to save children in the armed conflict zone. An end must be put to the unprecedented suppression of information about the crimes committed by Kiev against minors and the distortion of facts about the numerous misdeeds of Ukrainian military in Western mass media which have, in fact, become participants in the psychological warfare.

For the sake of peaceful life, stability, and prosperity worldwide, we urge our fellow parliamentarians, public and political figures, and all compassionate individuals to work together to help children. Their future, and thus the future of humanity, depends primarily on our political will, responsibility, and determination to protect, educate, and support the rising generation in our countries.