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Ukraine returns three more children from Russian occupation

Ukraine returns three more children from Russian occupation Photo: Ukraine returned three more children from the occupation (Getty Images)

Ukraine has returned three more children from the temporarily occupied territories controlled by Russia, one of whom is an orphan, according to the Telegram channel of the head of the charitable organization Save Ukraine, Mykola Kuleba.

"Our team has successfully completed another operation to evacuate children from the occupied territories. This time we rescued three children, one of whom was deprived of parental care," Kuleba reported.

According to him, in total, the Save Ukraine team managed to bring back 359 Ukrainian children.

At the same time, the head of the organization noted that this mission was particularly challenging.

"Families had to pass through a series of checkpoints, each with thorough document checks. However, even such moments did not deter us, and we did everything possible to help the children travel to the territory under Ukrainian control. All these difficulties are definitely worth the children's smiles that appear every time the rescued children see our familiar blue and yellow flag," Kuleba explained.

Deportation and return of Ukrainian children

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russians have been deporting Ukrainian children en masse to Belarus, the Russian Federation, and to the occupied Crimea.

According to the ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets, Russia has illegally deported over 19 thousand Ukrainian children.

The deportation of Ukrainian children became the reason for issuing an international arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court against Vladimir Putin and the children's rights ombudsman in the Russian Federation, Maria Lvova-Belova.

It should be noted that Ukraine succeeds in returning children home.

In April, Qatar assisted Ukraine in returning four groups of children home.

Recently, Ukraine has also returned 13 children along with their families from the temporarily occupied territories by Russia.

And just days ago, Ukraine returned six more children from the territories temporarily occupied by Russia, three of whom are half-orphans.