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Russia involved in abduction of Ukrainian children

Russia involved in abduction of Ukrainian children

There is a danger of Russian citizens illegally adopting Ukrainian children without following all the necessary procedures required by the legislation of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said.

The Ministry explains that the Russian occupying forces continue forcible deportation of people from Ukraine, including children. These include orphans, children deprived of parental care, and children whose parents have died in the war. Therefore, there is a danger of Ukrainian children being illegally adopted by Russian citizens.

According to the Ministry, such actions on the part of the Russian occupiers qualify as abduction and require a decisive response from the international community and the relevant international organizations.

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