Return of children deported by Russia one Ukraine’s most important tasks - Kyslytsya at UNSC

Return of children deported by Russia one Ukraine’s most important tasks - Kyslytsya at UNSC

The return of Ukrainian children who were illegally deported or forcibly relocated by the Russian Federation is one of the most urgent tasks for Ukraine’s authorities.

This was stated by Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya, who spoke at an UNSC meeting on Wenesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Ukraine once again emphasizes that all children must be returned immediately and unconditionally, including those who were subsequently adopted or transferred to foster families," the permanent representative said.

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He thanked foreign partners for their active role and constant support of Ukraine's efforts in this regard.

Kyslytsya also recalled that the first meeting of the international coalition for the return of Ukrainian children will be held in Kyiv on December 8, aimed to "bolster Ukraine's mission in bringing deported and forcibly displaced children back home. Additionally, the coalition aims to undertake specific projects and commitments ensuring the safe repatriation, rehabilitation, and integration of the affected children.”

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As reported, on Wednesday the UN Security Council considered the humanitarian situation of Ukraine related to Russian strikes targeting civilian objects. Permanent Representative Kyslytsya delivered his address in Spanish.

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