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Video Above: Russia Has Precision Weapons & Could Avoid Attacking Children & Civilians 

By Kris Osborn - President & Editor-In-Chief, Warrior Maven

Alongside the fires, explosions, and sheer devastation Russian attacks are causing to Ukraine and its civilian population, there is a less visible but extremely significant humanitarian struggle underway as residents fight for their lives, scramble to escape or simply try to acquire food, water, heat and other basic supplies.

Genocide

The extent of human suffering is now being seen to a larger degree by numerous TV cameras showing burning buildings, killed and injured pregnant mothers and even groups of killed Ukrainians lying on the concrete.

Multiple news reports and statistics from humanitarian organizations cataloging casualties emerge almost daily with greatly escalating numbers, while many countries and international aid efforts scramble to accelerate humanitarian relief. 

Multiple reports say at least 100 children have been killed with thousands more becoming refugees daily in a mass exodus from the seemingly relentless Russian attacks.

One key humanitarian effort focused specifically on saving kids in Ukraine, called Kidsave, reports that 2,626 children have been rescued by Kidsave supporters and volunteer drivers.

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“Our drivers' and volunteers' heroic, selfless acts have been echoed through Mykolaiv, Kherson, New Odesa, Ismail, and beyond. People are calling the Kidsave team "Angels of Hope,” a statement from the organization said. “In the next few days, we hope to bring thousands more safely to neighboring countries like Moldova, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany.” 

It appears volunteer drivers have been facing the perils of war and Russian attack to find and evacuate children impacted by the war. In response to the seriousness of the trauma to children caused by Russia’s invasion, the United Nations Human Rights Office issued a report saying “children in Ukraine are currently subject to extreme suffering and trauma. They are being killed and injured…separated from their families…and their daily lives and routines have been utterly shattered. Children are exposed to extreme violence and experience unbearable levels of fear and anxiety.” 

Deliberate attacks on children and other innocent civilians, along with the massive devastation caused to Ukraine in Russian bombings, have now inspired the International Court of Justice to issue an order for Russia to immediately “suspend” the military operations due to the Crime of Genocide, according to a State Department statement. 

Hundreds feared trapped inside theater bombed by Russians 

Hundreds feared trapped inside theater bombed by Russians 

“The International Court of Justice today issued a significant ruling in Ukraine’s case against the Russian Federation under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The ruling clearly and unequivocally ordered Russia to immediately suspend the military operations Russia commenced last month and further directed Russia to ensure that anyone subject to its direction, including military or irregular armed units, take no steps in furtherance of such military operations,” the statement said. 

This move by the International Court of Justice aligns with comments from President Biden officially calling Putin a “war criminal.” 

Kris Osborn is the defense editor for the National Interest and President of Warrior Maven - the Center for Military Modernization. Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army—Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at national TV networks. He has appeared as a guest military expert on Fox News, MSNBC, The Military Channel, and The History Channel. He also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven President

Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven President, Center for Military Modernization