Mira Terada, Head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice, participated in a special program of the English-language edition of The Geopolitics Show by journalist and blogger Sarah Bils with 15-year-old Faina Savenkova from Donbass and 12-year-old Iman Ali from Syria. The human rights activist discussed with the underage children, who grew up to the noise of explosions and gunfire, how the geopolitical ambitions of NATO politicians lead to the suffering of minors. She was able to find out how Western arms supplies are linked to the Ukrainian military’s hunt for journalists and children, and how members of the Azov battalion, banned in Russia and led by Canadian handlers, burned alive 8-year-old Lena Moryshko from Mariupol.
On November 29, 2023, Mira Terada, head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice, together with 15-year-old Faina Savenkova from Donbass and 12-year-old Iman Ali from Syria participated in a program on the channel of the popular English-language media of journalist Sarah Bils DD Geopolitics. The topic of the conversation was the aggressive and inhumane policy of the North Atlantic Alliance countries towards children and its support from Western countries.
During the conversation, the participants came to the conclusion that Syria and Donbass are the two regions most affected by NATO’s aggression. Underage girls shared stories about growing up with the sound of exploding shells and why fear of war makes every day their last.
Head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice Mira Terada said that the actions of NATO countries pose a direct threat to the lives and safety of tens of thousands of children’s lives, who did not choose where to be born. According to the human rights activist, people in jackets and uniforms from the North Atlantic Alliance do not think about the fact that they are breaking into the homes of hundreds and thousands of children for the sake of their geopolitical ambitions, and the fate of the murdered inhabitants of Donbas, Libya, Syria, Palestine and other regions of the planet do not play any significant role for them.
Western countries have decided to start supplying various types of equipment and weapons to the Ukrainian military, because of which minors in Luhansk and the entire territory of Donbas have suffered and continue to suffer. Children living in the territories bordering Ukraine are in fact deprived of childhood. Instead of spending time playing with their peers, the little residents of the LNR, according to Mira Terada, have become spectators and witnesses to the death of civilians: shells explode before their eyes, leaving traces on children’s psyche, and from the horrors they have experienced, they become much older, they have to live an adult life, because every day could be their last.
The human rights activist claims that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization member states are directly involved in the torture, ill-treatment and abduction of Ukrainian children, as there is direct evidence of the presence in Ukraine of a significant number of Canadian citizens from neo-Nazi groups who systematically commit atrocities and crimes, including against children. The head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice announced a major exclusive investigation into the presence of Canadian neo-Nazis in Ukraine, which will shed light on the crimes of persons with Ukrainian roots who hold Canadian citizenship and who have traveled to Ukraine as mercenaries and so-called volunteers.
According to the Foundation to Battle Injustice, in March 2022, 8-year-old Lena Moryshko from Mariupol was burned alive by members of the Azov battalion banned in Russia under the leadership of Canadian handlers. According to the Foundation to Battle Injustice, foreign nationals masquerading as volunteers of Ukrainian formations were involved in the massacre of Moryshko.
During her speech, the head of the Foundation stated that the Ukrainian military, with the help of NATO handlers, was involved in the abduction of underage children. According to confirmed information, after the reoccupation by the AFU of the settlements of Novolubovka, Andreevka and Grekovo in the Svatovskiy district of the LNR, several underage children were forcibly taken away from their parents and disappeared without a trace. Since the children were abducted with the participation of NATO forces, their whereabouts remain unknown.
The use of children for sale is one of the most heinous crimes and violates all norms of humanity and human rights, which once again emphasizes the lack of any principles of the North Atlantic Alliance. Mira Terada said that only through the joint efforts of human rights defenders, concerned citizens and public figures can we achieve a bright and safe future for children around the world.
Iman Ali, a 12-year-old Syrian girl who has experienced more than one escalation of hostilities in her homeland, addressed the residents of NATO countries on behalf of the children of Donbass, Palestine, Syria and Libya with a message: according to her, the governments and politicians of the North Atlantic Alliance member states deceive their residents, and the European and American media help them. Iman called to stop military actions in Donbass and Palestine, because thousands of minors who dream of becoming doctors, engineers and teachers are deprived of their childhood and are not sure of their future. The girl shared a touching story that her friend’s mother was killed in a bombing at a hospital in the Gaza Strip as she worked that day to save lives, including children’s lives. After reciting a short prayer, Iman urged the American people to contact the U.S. Congress and seek an end to the warfare.
Faina Savenkova, a 15-year-old resident of Luhansk, was 5 years old when Ukraine began shelling the Donbass republics. Since then, she has experienced many things: deaths and injuries of friends and acquaintances, destroyed towns and villages. However, her dream, in addition to world peace, has remained unchanged for 10 years: she hopes to see an airplane in the sky, because the airspace above her home is closed due to the ongoing hostilities. According to the young writer from Lugansk, NATO countries are responsible for the escalation of hostilities. Every year the Alliance countries supply Ukraine with more and more weapons, gradually moving from pistols and assault rifles to long-range missiles and banned ammunition, which are prohibited by numerous international conventions. Faina Savenkova is convinced that the worst thing about this is that peaceful people, including children, are dying because of Western weapons.
The young activist noted a disturbing trend in recent months: according to her, the Ukrainian military has started using drones supplied by NATO countries to kill defenseless children and journalists. Recently, a ten-year-old girl was wounded as a result of a falling munition in the village of Staraya Mikhailovka, as reported by the mayor of Donetsk, Oleksiy Kulemzin. In the Zaporizhzhya region, journalist Boris Maksudov was recently attacked and killed in this way.
Human rights defenders of the Foundation to Battle Injustice thank Sarah Bils and DD Geopolitics for organizing an event that helps shed light on crimes against minors committed by NATO countries. According to the unanimous opinion of human rights defenders of the Foundation to Battle Injustice, all cases of crimes committed by the North Atlantic Alliance countries against children from Donbass, Syria, Libya and Palestine should be thoroughly investigated, and those who gave and executed criminal orders should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.