31 children have returned to Ukraine from Russian-controlled territories, reports the Save Ukraine Charitable Foundation.
“Children abducted by Russians from the Kherson and Kharkov regions have finally crossed the border. Now they are safe. After a few months of separation, they will finally be reunited with their families. writing fund manager Nikolai Kuleba.
According to him, this was already the foundation’s fifth rescue mission. During the last operation in Ukraine managed to come back 18 children. At the same time, the head of the fund noted that with each mission, families wishing to repatriate their children had to undergo increasingly lengthy interrogations by the FSB of the Russian Federation.
organization manager explain it is because after the return of the Ukrainian children became massive: “They [россияне] realized that every returned child is unconditional proof of his crimes,” he concluded.
According to the portal “Children of War”, in Ukraine has been registered more than 19,500 cases of forced expulsion of minors. Only 360 children were sent back.
International Criminal Court in The Hague March 17 gave to arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He is suspected of illegal deportation of children from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia. A similar mandate was issued against the Ombudsman for Children Maria Lvova-Belova.