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Ukrainian Ombudsperson: Occupiers forcing children to go to school near conflict lines

Ukrainian Ombudsperson: Occupiers forcing children to go to school near conflict lines

According to Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Ombudsperson: “While monitoring the social media of the occupying authorities, we discovered information that in the temporarily occupied town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region, from April 11, 2022, the Russian invaders are forcing children to go to education establishments.”

The Ombudsperson suspects that the Russians are doing this to hinder the future operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to free the town, and to prepare potential provocations with casualties to discredit and accuse the Ukrainian side.

“In such a case, the children will in fact become hostages and human shields for the troops of the Russian aggressor,” she says.

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