“We have confirmed the figures. 386 children – it has been established that they have been placed in Russian families and that the adoption procedure has been started or completed for them,” Lubinets said.
He emphasized that terminology is very important in this matter, since there is a difference between adoption and temporary custody.
Lubinets recalled that Russian Commissioner for Children’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova, during a meeting with dictator Vladimir Putin, herself announced that she had adopted a child from Ukraine. So she herself confessed that she had committed a crime. Having received an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, Lvova-Belova began to say that she did not adopt a Ukrainian child, but took him under temporary protection – temporary guardianship.
“The adoption of children from countries in a state of international military conflict – this is how war is called under international humanitarian law – is prohibited. Therefore, these conditions are very important for us, it is very important for us to find “It is the legal fact of the adoption of Ukrainian children by citizens of Russia that has been revealed. This clearly corresponds to the signs of the war crime of genocide, which can be interpreted as a war crime committed by Russia’s top military-political leadership,” Lubinets said.
Commenting on the return home of 11 children illegally detained by Russian invaders in the temporarily occupied part of the Kherson region, Lubinets said that they had been working on this for several months, and hoped that new such positive news would appear in the near future.