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Ombudsman says russians have forcibly removed 121,000 Ukrainian children

At the same time, the occupying country is preparing to simplify the rules of adoption of "children of Donbas”.

Ombudsman says russians have forcibly removed 121,000 Ukrainian children
Photo: Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

According to various sources, the russian occupiers have already forcibly removed 121,000 Ukrainian children. These are orphans and those who have parents.

This was announced on Facebook by the Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova.

"It is now known that some of the children were taken by the occupiers from Mariupol to Donetsk and in the Taganrog direction. russian invaders say that they are orphans, but all orphans and orphanages were centrally evacuated from Mariupol on February 24-25 in the first two days of the war," she said.

Considering that the russian Duma, on behalf of Putin, is preparing to amend the legislation on the accelerated procedure for the adoption of children from Donbas, the replacement of the family for the child will be impossible.

“Ukraine has no information that children who are planned to be adopted have the status of orphans or deprived of parental care. russia is repeating the scenario of 2014, when it took Ukrainian children out of the occupied Crimea by the so-called train of hope for their adoption," she said.

Denisova reminded that for the illegal abduction of children from the Crimean Peninsula, russia was expelled from the European Network of Ombudsmen for Children's Rights. She appealed to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the UN Human Rights Committee, and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) to intervene to prevent the deportation of children and their subsequent illegal adoption.

As of early April, the occupiers had deported at least 40,000 Ukrainians from Mariupol. They were taken to Russia or to the territory of temporarily uncontrolled parts of Donetsk region.

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