1.5 mn deported Ukrainians can’t return home from Russia – Ukraine’s Deputy PM

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About 1.5 million Ukrainians, most of whom are women and children, are currently in Russia without the possibility of returning home, and their relatives cannot establish contact with them, reported the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishyna during an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

During the event, special attention was paid to the issue of the forcible deportation of Ukrainians from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia. Stefanishyna called for the protection of their human rights and to double efforts to prevent the violent exploitation of those Ukrainians.

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