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Russian invaders are compiling lists of children from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, who they plan to export to the Russian Federation through Belarus.
Source: Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets, Ukrinform
Direct speech from Lubinets: “We are recording a new systemic problem when the Russians are deporting Ukrainian children through the territory of Belarus. According to my information, they are constantly compiling new lists of children who are now in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, in particular in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which will be transported through the territory of Belarus to the Russian Federation.”
Details: The Ombudsman believes that in this way the Russians may be trying to suppress as much information as possible that Ukrainian children are on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Lubinets expressed the opinion that Belarus for Russians is an additional factor, how to hide information about deported Ukrainian children.
According to him, establishing the fact of deportation and verifying a child is painstaking work. We need to establish who took the children, where they came from, and how he brought them to the territory of the Russian Federation. And when this happens through the territory of Belarus, it is extremely difficult to find such information.
Answering the question how many Ukrainian children are on the territory of Belarus, the Ombudsman noted that there could be thousands of them.
But, according to him, they are there temporarily: “That is, this is an intermediate point in logistics before transportation to the Russian Federation.”