Underage recruited in illicit armed formations in occupied Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that they participate in combat actions against Ukraine
19:20, 12 May 2021

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The recruitment and engagement of underage in the illegal armed formation take place in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Moreover, they participate in combat actions against Ukraine as reported citing Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Hyunduz Mamedov.

“The country-occupant through controlled administrations finically supports military camps and pseudo-patriotic clubs. Children are prepared for military actions and they are pressed with the ideology of separatism and the “Russian world”, the hatred to Ukraine put in unformed children’s heads,” Mamedov said.

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The Prosecutor General’s Office noted that two organizers of these crimes are already established; one of them is served charges. Moreover, within the criminal proceeding, only in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region over 10 so-called “military and patriotic camps” were exposed.

“We have information that during the whole period of the armed conflict, 54 underage citizens of Ukraine were sentenced for participation in the illegal armed formations of Russia. Some of them received education in such military and patriotic camps that occurred in 2014-2015 spontaneously,” Mamedov said.

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He explained that in such camps, children are taught to use particular types of infantry armament, - AK-47 and hand grenades.

Earlier, it was reported, 34 children died and 100 children were wounded since the beginning of the Donbas Conflict.

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