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The occupiers have abducted 2,389 Ukrainian children and taken them to Russia - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Monday, 21 March 2022, 13:42
The occupiers have abducted 2,389 Ukrainian children and taken them to Russia - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

VALENTYNA ROMANENKO - MONDAY, 21 MARCH 2022, 14:42

Russian occupation forces have illegally deported 2,389 children from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk to Russia.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

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Quote: "According to information received, on March 19, the Russian occupation forces illegally deported 2,389 children who were in the occupied districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to the territory of the Russian Federation.

Forced displacement of civilians into the territory of the aggressor state, including children, looks very like abduction. Such actions are a gross violation of international law, in particular international humanitarian law.

By destroying homes and killing the parents, the Russian Federation is depriving Ukrainian children of parental care and putting their lives in further jeopardy in Russia.

We call on the international community to respond to the illegal removal of children, to increase pressure on Russia to make it stop the barbaric war against the Ukrainian people."

Details: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the international community to immediately respond to the illegal deportation of children and increase pressure on Russia to force it to end the barbaric war against the Ukrainian people.

It should be noted that the facts of abduction of children, as well as other facts of crimes of the Russian occupiers against civilians in Ukraine, are being investigated by law enforcement agencies. The perpetrators of these crimes will be brought to justice.

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