It informs Center of national resistance.
Recently, the occupation authorities have taken 50 high school students to Yaroslavl, where they are being promoted to enter the local university named after Demidova
In addition, the Russian Federation organizes children’s trips to children’s camps for “rehabilitation” in Russian resort cities. In particular, 200 children from the city of Dovzhansk, Luhansk region, were sent to Anapa, and 150 children from the Kakhovsky and Henichesky districts of the Kherson region, and 50 from the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhia region, were sent to the Krasnodar region.
In the camps, children are shown concerts by “Russian stars”, and pseudo-patriotic training is conducted, where local teachers try to convince them of the superiority of Russian culture and history.
It is reported that children are often not returned to Ukraine, but left in Russia under the pretext of providing education or employment. Such actions of the occupiers are a violation of human rights and international humanitarian law, as well as an attempt by the occupiers to destroy Ukrainian national consciousness and identity.
According to official data of the Ukrainian authorities as of July 31, 2023, since February 24, 2022, 19,546 children were deported from Ukraine to Russia. These are only those cases that were officially recorded – when the father, guardian or witness of the child’s deportation reported it to the National Information Bureau of Ukraine.
- On July 13, Ukraine took two children from Russian occupation who were separated from their parents on the first day of the full-scale invasion. The grandmother refused to give the children to the mother, who had returned from captivity.
- On July 19, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, spoke at the UN and read excerpts from the diaries of Ukrainian children who were under occupation. He addressed those present in the hall and emphasized that he wanted them to hear the voices of children who went through occupation and suffering.
- Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk reported on Thursday, July 27, that Ukraine managed to take a boy who had been there since February last year out of the temporarily occupied Mariupol.