The British government announced sanctions against 14 Russians in response to Russia’s attempts to destroy Ukrainian national identity, including 11 against those involved in the forced deportation of Ukrainian children.
This is said in a press release published on the website of the UK government.
“In his chilling programme of forced child deportation, and the hate-filled propaganda spewed by his lackeys, we see Putin’s true intention – to wipe Ukraine from the map. Today’s sanctions hold those who prop up Putin’s regime to account, including those who would see Ukraine destroyed, its national identity dissolved, and its future erased,” said UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.
He announced 14 new sanctions in response to Russia’s attempts to destroy Ukrainian national identity, including 11 against those involved in the forced deportation of Ukrainian children. Among the designations announced today are Russian officials Ksenia Mishonova, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Moscow Region, and Sergey Kravtsov, Minister of Education of Russia.
It is noted that these individuals have played an insidious role in Russia’s calculated programme of deportation, designed to erase Ukrainian cultural and national identity.
It is stressed that over 19,000 Ukrainian children have been forcibly deported to Russia or temporarily Russian controlled territory by Russian authorities.
Many deported children are relocated to a network of re-education camps in illegally annexed Crimea and mainland Russia, where they are exposed to Russia-centric academic, cultural, patriotic, and military education.
Since the start of the full-scale invasion, over 1,600 individuals and entities have been sanctioned, including 29 banks with global assets worth £1 trillion, over 130 oligarchs with a combined net worth of over £145 billion, and over £20 billion worth of UK-Russia trade.
As reported, in the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson region, the enemy is organizing so-called “rehabilitation” programs for children in Russia, where Russian propaganda is used against minors.