Ukraine returns 16-year-old boy and his family from temporarily occupied part of Kherson Oblast

One more child returned to Ukraine
One more child returned to Ukraine

Volunteers from the Save Ukraine organization have successfully facilitated the return of a 16-year-old boy and his family from the parts of Kherson Oblast currently under Russian occupation to territory controlled by Ukraine, according to Kherson Governor Oleksandr Prokudin.

Teenager and his family are safe, doctors and psychologists are caring about them - help them recover from what they experienced and adapt to a new place.

"I welcome this family back to Ukraine and thank the organization for its hard work!" Prokudin wrote.

Three more children were returned from Kherson Oblast temporarily occupied part to Ukraine-controlled territory on May 1, including an 11-year-old girl who was left without adult supervision and could end up in Russian orphanage.

Abducted Ukrainian children return

33 countries are participating in the coalition to ensure Ukrainian children return, including the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway and others, Dmytro Lubinets, Ukraine’s Ombudsman reported on March 18.

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Illegal deportation of children caused the International Criminal Court to issue warrants for the arrest of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and so-called Russian Commissioner for Children's Rights Maria Lvova-Belova in March 2023.

Ukraine returned 517 illegally deported children and 2,828 adults from Russia, including only 150 civilians, Lubinets reported during the fourth meeting of Peace Formula advisers in Davos on Jan. 14.

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