Copyright © 2021 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Ukraine returns 13 children from Russian-occupied territories

13 more Ukrainian children have returned to their families from the Russian-occupied territories
Screenshot from the video. Credit: Mykola Kuleba/Telegram
Ukraine returns 13 children from Russian-occupied territories

On 12 September, the NGO Save Ukraine returned 13 more children from the Russian-occupied territories of Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts as part of its 11th rescue mission, the NGO’s executive director, former Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights Mykola Kuleba reported.

“In total, we have returned 176 children to Ukraine in 11 rescue missions,” Kuleba said.

In his Telegram post, Kuleba also revealed some details of the children’s stories.

“Olesia’s mother hid her from the occupation authorities and fellow villagers for a whole year so that no one would find out that she was living with her and force her to study at a Russian school”

“The divorced parents of Polina, Taras, and Matvii took different positions after the outbreak of the full-scale war: their mother supported Ukraine, and their father became pro-Russian. And it was the father who banned the mother from taking the children out of Russian-controlled territory. There, under occupation, the children were forced to attend Russian schools and threatened with the deprivation of their parental rights.”

Zelenska warns of ‘Ukraine fatigue’ & Russian indoctrination of Ukrainian children

A Russian official has admitted that Russian authorities have brought about 700,000 Ukrainian children from the occupied territories to Russia since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war in 2014.

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Total
    0
    Shares
    Related Posts