The Main Directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine published information on its Facebook page that the Russian occupiers are using Ukrainian children as a human shield when moving columns of equipment.
Comment: Main Directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
“According to local residents, in the village of Novy Bykiv (Chernihiv region), Russian soldiers took hostage and put local children in trucks. The purpose of these actions is to insure a column of military equipment on the march,” – said intelligence.
We will also add that the occupiers use children as hostages – as a guarantee that the local population will not give the coordinates of the enemy’s movement to Ukrainian defenders.
Currently, cases of child use are known in Sumy, Kyiv, Chernihiv and Zaporizhia oblasts.
It is also noted that cases of inhumane treatment of children are recorded by the Ukrainian side and international institutions, and information about each of them will be passed to international criminal courts, and the occupiers will be held accountable for every war crime.