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Iryna Vereshchuk: There should be strict responsibility for kidnapping, which Russia does

Published 16 April 2022, at 12:17

A country that actually steals children have to be prosecuted internationally. This was emphasized by the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk during her joint meeting with the Minister of Social Policy with the UNICEF delegation (UN Children’s Fund).

"Amendments to international humanitarian law are needed, as Russia does not recognize any laws and conventions” - Iryna Vereshchuk said.

Numerous cases are already known when russians try to send Ukrainian children to russia through the territory of the so-called "DNR / LNR" for their illegal adoption. In the near future, russia is preparing to legally simplify and speed up this illegal procedure.

Ukraine appeals to the international community, to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to respond to this heinous crime and help bring home forcibly deported children, Iryna Vereshchuk urged.