Qatar is the only country that publicly helps return Ukrainian children.
Ukrainian Ombudsman Dmitry Lubinets met with the Ambassador of Qatar to Ukraine Gadi Al-Gajri.
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“During the conversation, first of all, I thanked Qatar for its assistance in the return of Ukrainian children and the concrete results that we already have,” Lubinets wrote.
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He added, that the following components of the Peace Formula were discussed in the conversation:
- the return of children forcibly displaced and deported by Russia;
- return and protection of the rights of civilians illegally kidnapped and detained by the Russian Federation;
- return of prisoners of war.
Dmitry Lubinets emphasized that Qatar is the only country that publicly helps to return Ukrainian children.
What is known about the kidnapping of little Ukrainians by Russia
The abduction of children from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine is one of many war crimes that Russia commits during the war. The exact number of young Ukrainians divorced from their families and taken to the Russian Federation is unknown, but preliminary estimates say that there are at least 16,000 of them. At the same time, the Russians themselves said that they “evacuated” more than 324,000 children. So far, only a few hundred have been recovered. The theft is clearly planned and occurs according to several scenarios.
Searching for and returning children from Russia is difficult, since the occupiers allow the child’s name to be completely changed during adoption, which complicates his search. Ukrainians encourage Russian families to adopt abducted people with money – they make money from it.
One of the components of the “re-education” of Ukrainian children in Russia is militarization and military training, starting from kindergartens.
For the abduction and deportation of children, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Putin and his “commissioner for children's rights.”
Read more about the forced deportation of minors in an interview with Daria Gerasimchuk, secretary of the working group under the OP on the life and safety of children in war and post-war times. < /ul>