deportation of children
The coalition aims to collaborate with numerous countries worldwide, leveraging their collective influence to exert pressure on Moscow to secure the return of Ukrainian children.
"Today, our Save Ukraine team brought back four more children from the occupied areas of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. These children range in age from 0 to 16 years old" - NGO
During her two-day unannounced visit to Ukraine, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Joly will push for international support in reversing Russia's deportation of Ukrainian children.
Russia is utilizing at least six methods to forcibly relocate Ukrainian children onto its territory, according to Daria Herasymchuk, Ukraine's President's Commissioner for Children's Rights and Rehabilitation of Children.
So far, Ukraine has returned over 500 children illegally deported to Russia, amid official estimates of 20,000 minors being forcibly taken in total.
Russia automatically grants citizenship to displaced Ukrainian orphans in contravention of international law and Ukrainian rights, aiming to assimilate the children and prevent their return, Ukraine's MFA says.
Ukrainian Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets warns that there is a possibility that no Ukrainian child will remain in Russia, as they could all become Russian citizens within the next three months.
17-year-old Oleksandr illegally displaced from Russian-occupied Mariupol to Moscow region in April 2022, recently returned home thanks to civil society and government efforts.
Belarus hosts more Ukrainian children from Russian-occupied areas, promising to “make their childhood happier,” and declaring them part of the Belarusian family, Belarusian President Lukashenka said during a charity event in Minsk
Before Christmas, Ukraine brought back from Russian-occupied territories an eight-year-old who faced the threat of forced adoption in Russia and two 18-year-olds who might have been drafted to fight against Ukraine.
The children successfully returned to Ukraine under President's "Bring Kids Back UA" initiative.
An international coalition has been established to tackle Russia's ongoing abduction of Ukrainian children. The initiative aims to ensure the safe return of these children to their families.
Qatar maintains its key role as a mediator, successfully securing the release of six more Ukrainian children and facilitating their reunion with their families in Ukraine.
Russia's filtration programs violate the Geneva Conventions, as the mass abduction of Ukrainian children has become a horrifying phenomenon.
Russian occupation administrations have been ordered to compile new lists of Ukrainian children without guardianship for potential deportation, Ukraine’s National Resistance Center reported.
Sergey Mironov, the key political ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, has adopted a child seized from a…
Bogdan Ermokhin, who was forcibly deported to Russia and adopted in 2022, found himself at risk of conscription into the Russian army just after his 18th birthday. Today, he has successfully returned to Ukraine.
Yale University's study exposes the forced relocation of over 2,400 Ukrainian children to Belarusian facilities amidst Russia's invasion, detailing extensive systematic operations.
"I can officially confirm that we have made arrangements for Bogdan's return to Ukraine and his reunion with his sister," Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets said.
Activist hands ICC alleged evidence of Lukashenka’s involvement in Russia’s Ukraine children abductions
Exiled Belarus activist presents ICC dossier revealing Belarus ruler Lukashenka's complicity in illegally deporting Ukrainian children to Belarus, incorporating insider insights.