Ukrainian Red Cross accused of involvement in harvesting children’s organs
By Kevin Hughes // Jun 14, 2022

The Russian Investigative Committee is looking into allegations that the Ukrainian Red Cross Society is keeping records of children with "healthy organs" in the city of Mariupol.


This is significant because armed conflicts and illegal human organ trade often go hand in hand. Military actions are not just about solving geopolitical issues and profiting off the arms trafficking.

Vladimir Taranenko said Ukrainian Red Cross has medical records for over 1,000 children, marking their "healthy organs" instead of any medical conditions or procedures. He also said that some of the reading materials found at the office were instructions on "how to use weapons, including in a format intended for children."

Taranenko is the leader of the Donetsk-based civic organization "Peoples Retinue," a volunteer movement that is helping law enforcement in the Donetsk People's Republic.

New Eastern Outlook reported last March that organ buyer-ups and black-market transplant surgeons have long become common elements of the military landscape, much like mercenaries. (Related: Undercover investigators expose mass forced organ harvesting in communist China.)

Ukraine is a black market in organ transplantation

Podcasters James Bradley and Jeff Brown recently discussed the latter's research on the latest allegations of organ harvesting. "Jeff has done original deep work and been preparing for this for days. I have in my hand the article that [Jeff] sent me, translated from Russian, and its name is 'Ukraine is a black market in transplantation,'" Bradley said.

Russia finally was able to get into Mariupol and liberate it and they are finding all kinds of evidence, "and we're talking about organ harvesting," Brown said.

An extended investigation would be needed to confirm or disprove events or statements made over the past few decades and people can get some idea of the history concerning organ harvesting in Ukraine by reading articles published by Frontier Post and New Eastern Outlook, aside from several resources that are available online.

According to data published on the statistical information portal Statista, presently more than 100,000 people are on the waiting list for organ transplants in the United States and most of them are awaiting kidney transplants. And there is a shortage of donor organs not only in the U.S., but also in several other countries.

The major sources of organs for illegal trade are Third World nations and hotspots. Many researchers said Ukraine has become one of the primary centers of black-market transplantations.

After the beginning of the Russian special operation to demilitarize Ukraine in 2014, the progressing Russian troops and the armies of the republics of Donbas found mass graves that probably contain the remains of people who were killed by members of the Ukrainian national battalions. Several of them presumably became victims of black-market transplants.

In the 1990s, Bogdan Fedak, the Lviv regional clinical hospital chief doctor, founded a crime ring selling children's organs to foreign nations, mainly to the United States. An investigation concluded that about 130 infants went missing in Lviv.

In 2007, Ukraine watched a scandal involving Israeli citizen Michael Zis, who was accused of practicing black-market transplant surgery. Zis was detained in Donetsk on request from law enforcement agencies on October 13, 2007.

The thriving illegal organ trafficking in Ukraine started to gain prominence as early as 2014, when reports of disappearances started to emerge after the start of an anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country. Simultaneously, mobile hospitals started to appear across the country.

Madina Jarbussynova, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) special representative for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, alleged on September 29, 2014 that the mass graves found in Donbas contained bodies with missing internal organs.

However, the OSCE released a statement on October 30, 2014, stating that Jarbussynova's comments had been taken out of context and she was simply mentioning two Russian NGO reports about the likely removal and sale of human organs in Eastern Ukraine. "The OSCE does not possess any evidence regarding possible organ harvesting in Eastern Ukraine," the statement said.

In 2015, an American transplant surgeon "working" in Odessa, Donetsk, Slavyansk and Kramatorskh revealed blood-chilling details of the mass removal of organs in Ukraine through a video posted online.

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Watch the video below about proof of labs and organ harvesting in Ukraine.

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More related stories:

UCLA Medical Center doctor under investigation in organ harvesting case.

UN human rights experts express "shock and dismay" at forced organ harvesting in China.

Connecting the Dots: CCP leaders are making tons of money by harvesting organs of political enemies – Brighteon.TV.

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