At least 11,000 Ukrainian children are being held at Russian "re-education camps". This is a violation of the rights and freedoms of deported children. This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defence.
"At least 11,000 Ukrainian children are reportedly being detained at 43 re-education camps across Russia, thousands of miles from home," the British intelligence service said, citing a report by the Yale Laboratory for the Humanities.
The British Ministry of Defence also added that the right to life and liberty of these children is being impacted.
Officially, as of early August alone, Russia has deported or forcibly transferred more than 19,000 Ukrainian children. However, the real figures, according to the offices of the Prosecutor-General and the Ombudsman of Ukraine, are many times higher. Only 386 children have been returned to their parents and relatives. Russian camps or foster families are trying to destroy their identity. Russians receive up to $1,700 per month for each Ukrainian child. One of the components of the "re-education" of Ukrainian children in Russia is militarisation and military training, starting from kindergarten.