December 18, 2023

In the article, “Working people in Ukraine fight genocidal war waged by Putin,” in Militant issue no. 46, Russia’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, is quoted as boasting 700,000 Ukrainian children have been taken to Russia. Kyiv authorities give a lower figure of 300,000, mainly family members of some 3 million Ukrainians forcibly moved to Russia from occupied parts of Ukraine.