The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in collaboration with the Save Ukraine foundation is plotting a disinformation campaign alleging that Ukrainian children are being ‘forcibly’ removed to Russia, a source told Sputnik.
According to the source, the women whose children had been evacuated from Kherson to Russia were funded under the condition that after return with the children to Ukraine they would be interviewed.
“It is obvious, how the SBU and Save Ukraine will stage the interview. The women were used as puppets and the goal is to defame Russia, by peddling “child abduction” allegations”, the source said.
According to the source, seven women came to Russia from Ukraine this way. Sputnik has footage of a conversation with one of them, Tatyana Bodak, the mother of an underage maritime college student who was evacuated from Kherson in October. Soon the young man will turn 18, thus, he’ll be old enough to be drafted. In Ukraine, conscripts are forced to participate in the hostilities.
One of the women confirmed that she was assisted in arranging the trip and that the travel expenses were paid for, but under the condition that the child would have to be interviewed: “perhaps they are preparing surprises there that will simply astonish me”, she said.