Zelenskiy sanctions 37 Russian groups for child abductions
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has sanctioned 37 Russian groups and 108 individuals, including a former prime minister and education minister, for their involvement in wartime abductions of Ukrainian children. The sanctions include 10-year penalties for individuals and five-year penalties for non-profit groups. The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Children's Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova and President Vladimir Putin for the war crime of deporting children from Ukraine. Yale University research shows over 2,400 children have been taken to facilities in Russian-allied Belarus. Zelenskiy's decrees uphold a decision to issue sanctions with various penalties, including blocking assets and economic activities.