Russia kidnaps Ukrainian children to destroy the nation, - Chief Rabbi of Ukraine

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Yakov Dov Bleich, the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, said on HB Radio that the Russian regime kidnaps Ukrainian children to destroy the nation, repeating all the classic acts of genocide that history has known.

"In general, when the war started, everyone said Russia would never attack Ukraine, for in 2022, such things are not being done in normal countries, and so on. But we see that the things we didn't expect still came to pass. Honestly, I didn't expect them to behave like criminals, like fascists. There are very, very many [facts] that make it possible to say that this is genocide. No one expected that there would even be an opportunity to say that. Moreover, we see that they can and are not ashamed to say they [abducted] two thousand children in Mariupol. This is one of the signs that were always there [during the genocide] when they wanted to make sure that this nation did not exist, took their child, and gave it to be adopted by their own.

What is it? What is being done now, in the XXI century, and what kind of things are being done? What can we expect from Russia? Is it a normal country of high culture? Let me just tell you: it is not. No one expected this to be possible. And when it was, it was, not just for me, but for everyone, it was something we didn't expect. It still doesn't fit. Although we see it over and over again. But we have what we have, as we say. We already see that this is not a war of the Russian army against the Ukrainian army. This is the war of the Russian army against the people of Ukraine, against the people of Ukraine," Rabbi emphasized.