Russian invaders have abducted 2,389 Ukrainian children since February 24, 2022
“Speaking of the forced displacement of our children to the Russian Federation, different sources give different figures. We rely on official data: 2,389 children have been abducted.
Partly we know who these children are and where they are, partly search operations are underway. International organizations are involved, including the International Committee of the Red Cross. But the figures we announce today [May 13, 2022] are tentative as we have not yet entered the occupied territories. I think these figures can increase manifold.
Every Ukrainian child, like every Ukrainian citizen, must return to the territory of Ukraine. Each case of return is a separate algorithm of actions, even a separate special operation,” Daria Herasymchuk, Advisor – Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights and Rehabilitation, said.