Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman: The USA has deported children from Vietnam en masse

22.03.2023, Moscow.

The USA deported children from Vietnam in 1975 en masse, and today it supports the charges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Russian children’s ombudswoman Maria Lvova-Belova, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on March 22 on her program on Radio Sputnik.

“On April 3, 1975, speaking at the San Diego Convention Center, the president of the United States, then it was Ford, made an official announcement about the beginning of the operation, which was called Babylift … The Americans began to deport children from Vietnam en masse,” Zakharova stressed.

Zakharova stressed that at that time, the goal of the US Foreign Ministry was to bring Vietnamese children to the United States and to educate them as people with correct political views. Even infants were taken to the United States.

According to Zakharova, on April 4, 1975, a US military transport plane crashed. As a result, 78 Vietnamese children died.

No one in the USA was punished for that, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman explained. The crew was rewarded.

On March 17 this year, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber issued arrest warrants against Russian President Vladimir Putin and children’s ombudswoman Maria Lvova-Belova on charges of “deportation” of children from combat areas to safe territories. Russia does not recognize the ICC’s jurisdiction.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency