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APsplainin Red Cross confirms contact with Russia about Ukrainian kids, 7 Apr post-Azovstal Olenivka POW mission
The ICRC's contacts with Russian children's rights commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova marked the first [?!] confirmation of high-level international intervention to reunite families with children who were forcibly deported.
since 24 Feb 2022? m'k.
ICRC spokesman Jason Straziuso said Thursday the organization is in contact with Lvova-Belova "in line with its mandate to restore contact between separated families and facilitate reunification where feasible."

That goes beyond the engagement of other agencies. The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said it has also been in contact with Russian officials about the children, but spokesman Kurtis Cooper told The Associated Press that UNICEF "has not received feedback on our offer to facilitate reunifications processes." Refugees International denied any contact with the Russians -- despite Lvova-Belova's claim it had contacted her.

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by Cat on Sun Apr 9th, 2023 at 04:50:24 PM EST
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