The Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that Ukrainian children and prisoners of war were forcibly transferred through the territory of Belarus with the participation of the Belarusian authorities, the parliament commissioner for human rights, Dmytro Lubinets, has said at a briefing, Ukrinform reports.
"We have confirmation that the forced transfer of Ukrainian children, civilian hostages and prisoners of war took place through the territory of Belarus with the direct participation of the Belarusian authorities," he said.
Ukraine is investigating the role of Belarus in the deportation of Ukrainian children forcibly removed by Russia from the occupied territories. The Belarusian opposition released a report stating that Lukashenka's government was involved in the illegal deportation of children from the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine. The report stated that 2,150 Ukrainian children (including orphans aged 6 to 15) were sent to so-called recreation camps and sanatoriums in Belarus.