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Teenager abducted by Russians from Mariupol returns to Ukraine

He re-united with his sister.

Teenager abducted by Russians from Mariupol returns to Ukraine
Photo: Andriy Yermak

On the day of his eighteenth birthday, Bohdan Yermokhin, a young man who was moved by Russians from captured Mariupol to Moscow Region, has returned to Ukraine, the head of the presidential office, Andriy Yermak, has said on Telegram.

According to him, the teenager's return took place as part of the implementation of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's approved action plan Bring Kids Back UA.

"The boy had previously asked the president of Ukraine to help him return to Ukraine. We have been in constant communication with Bohdan and he is already in Ukraine, next to his sister," Yermak wrote.

He thanked the team of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, and partners from the State of Qatar and the international organisation UNICEF for their assistance.

Earlier today, the advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andryushchenko, said that Bohdan Yermokhin had left Russia. He was able to travel to Belarus with his lawyer, Katerina Bobrovska. He was in Belarus with his sister, who is his legal guardian.

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