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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Apr 1st, 2023 at 06:35:49 PM EST
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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.

archived UKRAINE FACT-FINDING 2023, field work had temporarily halted, ICRC registers hundreds, Elenovka IRC experts in EU Inflation and Russia Sanctions Timeline, Russian Red Cross asks ICRC for assistance
by Cat on Sun Apr 9th, 2023 at 04:50:24 PM EST
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Ukraine brings back 31 children from Russia amid war
Mykola Kuleba said at a news conference in Kyiv that the children were expected to arrive in the capital later in the day. Kuleba is the executive director of the Save Ukraine [09.03.22] organization and is the presidential commissioner for children's rights.
archived 16,221, 1,000 or 8,000
The exact number of Ukrainian children taken to Russia has been difficult to determine, and numbers from the warring countries differ vastly.

A statement posted Wednesday on Twitter by Ukraine's U.N. ambassador, Sergiy Kyslytsya, said more than 19,500 children had been SEIZED from their families or orphanages and forcibly deported.

by Cat on Mon Apr 10th, 2023 at 01:23:41 PM EST
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