UN Urges Russian Regime to End Abductions of Ukrainian Children

Source: US News & World Report

“The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child on Thursday urged Russia to end the forcible transfer of children from occupied areas of Ukraine in violation of international law, and return them to their families. Kyiv says 20,000 children have been taken from Ukraine to Russia without family or guardians’ consent, and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin for alleged illegal deportation, an accusation the Kremlin denies. … The committee also said Russia should ensure that no child was deprived of their Ukrainian nationality, and that their identity, name and family relations must be preserved. Moscow, which launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, says it has only been protecting vulnerable children from a war zone.” (02/08/24)