The relevant joint statement was issued by these countries in response to Russia’s Arria-formula meeting on the unlawful forced deportation of children by the Russian Federation in Ukraine.
According to the statement, numerous credible sources have called attention to Russia’s unlawful forced deportation of children from within Ukraine to the Russian Federation.
“These reprehensible actions have taken place in the context of the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine, which we condemn unreservedly,” the statement reads.
No amount of disinformation spread by Russia can deny the truth of the matter, nor shield individuals from accountability for these crimes, the statement emphasized.
The joint statement was issued on behalf of Andorra, Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Kingdom of the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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