The number of citizens returning from deportation to russia is growing.
This story begins in April 2022. 17-year-old Oleksandr was taken from the temporarily occupied city of Mariupol to moscow as part of a group of 31 children. The vast majority of the children in this group were orphans or deprived of parental care.
A public figure involved in the return of children contacted the Crisis Response Department of the Ministry of Reintegration on New Year’s Eve.
Oleksandr has achieved another small victory by returning to Kyiv, becoming the fifth member of the group to do so. Despite spending almost two years in a foreign country and coming of age during that time, he always longed to return.
The Ministry of Reintegration thanks Daria Kasyanova, Head of the Board of the ‘Ukrainian Child Rights Network,’ and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
If you witness the illegal transfer of children to the temporarily occupied territory or the territory of the Russian Federation, report it immediately to Natalia Yemets, a specialist at the Ministry of Reintegration. You can reach her at (050) 562-03-13. Alternatively, you can call the National Information Bureau hotline at 16-48.