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Ukraine inquires Russia about children illegally taken out of Donbas

Ukraine insists UNICEF and other international organizations should have access to children.

Ukraine inquires Russia about children illegally taken out of Donbas
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Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup at the trilateral contact group on a Donbas settlement and first deputy speaker, Iryna Herashchenko, has said that Kyiv has reiterated its request to Russia to provide information about children unlawfully taken out of Ukraine's Donbas, according to UNIAN.

"The Ukrainian side resolutely opposes any use of children and adolescents in the war. We once again demanded that the Russian Federation provide information concerning the children unlawfully taken out of the territory of Ukraine. We have also expressed deep concern about the fact that international humanitarian organizations, including UNICEF, are not allowed to visit infant homes and special children's institutions located in the occupied territories," Herashchenko said on Facebook after a meeting of the humanitarian subgroup in Minsk on Monday, 4 July.

She also noted that the meeting focused on discussing the violations of children's rights in the conflict zone. The meeting was also attended by the Ukrainian president's commissioner for children's rights, Mykola Kuleba.