If every day one Ukrainian child who was taken to the Russian Federation was returned, it would take 55 years – the Ombudsman

If every day one Ukrainian child who was taken to the Russian Federation was returned, it would take 55 years – the Ombudsman


So far, the deportation to Russia of more than 19,500 Ukrainian children has been confirmed.

This was announced by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets during the international conference on human rights “Freedom or Fear”.

According to him, the Russian Federation continues to deport “new and new groups” of children from Ukraine every day.

If Ukraine returns one child abducted by the Russians every day, the process will take more than 50 years.

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets. Photo: Transcarpathian State Administration/Facebook

“There is a figure of more than 19,540 officially confirmed deported Ukrainian children. If we return one child every day, we need 55 years,” Lubinets said.

He added that the Ukrainian authorities have many initiatives to return Ukrainian children.

“Unfortunately, we do not have many tools to return all Ukrainian deported children. But we are constantly looking for new tools for this.” Lubinets said.

We will remind, on December 6, 8 children aged 8 to 18 were returned to Ukraine from Russia and the temporarily occupied territories.

In August, the Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, Iryna Vereshchuk, reported that at least 380 children who had been deported to the Russian Federation had been returned to Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

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