128 children who were forcibly taken to Russian territory were returned to Ukraine, Ukrinform reports with reference to Yulia Usenko, a representative of the Office of the Prosecutor General. According to her, more than 50 of them are now with their parents in the EU countries.
“Returning them to their homeland is the work of a large number of people who work for months to return at least one child. This is associated with many risks, including for those who help,” Usenko said.
According to her, in the current conditions, the usual diplomatic tools do not work, since the requirements of international humanitarian law do not bother Russia and "there is no single mechanism." Therefore, people working on the return of children have to constantly look for new ways to achieve the goal.
Ukrainian law enforcement agencies estimate that the number of Ukrainian children forcibly displaced and deported since the start of the full-scale invasion could be as high as 16,000.