A recently released video has sparked outrage after it revealed the military training of Russian children in Crimea. The video shows children as young as eight years old dressed in military gear and participating in military drills.
This training is part of a program called “Yunarmia” that was launched by the Russian government in 2016 to promote patriotism and military readiness among young people. This program has seen over 700,000 young people enroll across Russia.
However, the use of child soldiers is prohibited under international law, and the United Nations (UN) has called on all countries to refrain from recruiting children under the age of 18 for military purposes. Russia is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which also prohibits the use of child soldiers.
Human rights groups have criticized the program, accusing the Russian government of using children for propaganda purposes and violating international laws on child soldiers. They are concerned that this program puts children at risk of physical and psychological harm.
The annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014 was widely condemned by the international community, and tensions between Russia and Ukraine remain high. Critics of the Yunarmia program believe that it is part of a broader effort to militarize society and promote aggressive foreign policies.
The Russian government has defended the program, stating that it promotes discipline, teamwork, and patriotism among young people. However, with the recent attention brought to the video, the debate around the role of children in military training and the responsibility of governments to protect the rights of young people has gained momentum.
It remains to be seen whether the international community will take action to address this issue.
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