A woman with a cat on the street in the liberated city of Shchastia in the Luhansk People's Republic. Archival photoLUGANSK, March 8 What is happening in Donbass has three signs of genocide out of five, provided for by the UN Convention on Genocide of 1948, said Anna Soroka, First Deputy Foreign Minister of the LPR.
"Of course, this is genocide. Even scarier. I am ready to quote the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. There is the concept of genocide and the actions that fall under the concept of genocide are listed. The first three points, there are only five of them – this is all ours. Murder, torture and torture, and the deliberate creation of conditions so that a person does not survive is a blockade. Physical, mental damage to members of a group of such people", Soroka told RIA Novosti.
The Convention also refers to the signs of genocide measures designed to prevent childbearing among the persecuted group, as well as the forcible transfer of children from one human group to another – this does not fit the situation in the Donbass, Soroka admitted. As for the signs on which the genocide occurs, this is, first of all, “belonging to a certain territory”, that is, to the Donbass, dissent in relation to the ideology prevailing in Ukraine. A religious sign is also suitable, since those who are discriminated against belong to the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, Soroka noted. cities