Russia Makes Kidnapped Orphans Hostages of Her Political and Propaganda Games - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

The incident of the illegal transfer of the Ukrainian orphans to Russia can be qualified as an international abduction.

This was stated by Yevhen Perebyinis, head of Department ofInformation Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine,Censor.NET informs citingInterfax-Ukraine.

"Since there have been no permission to bring the children abroad,we have every reason to qualify such actions of the malefactors asan international abduction and illegal transfer of children. Webelieve that the position of Russia that makes the Ukrainianchildren hostages of its political and propaganda game must get aproper assessment of the international community," he said

He added that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry officially appealed toforeign governments and international organizations to urgentlyintervene and ensure immediate return of the Ukrainian children totheir homeland, and also "strongly condemn the criminal actionsthat led to their kidnapping and smuggling into the territory ofRussia."

As it was informed earlier, 25 children left Snizhne by bus forrehabilitation in the Dnipropetrovsk region. They included orphansand children from orphanages of family type. The bus, accompaniedby the traffic police, was stopped at a checkpoint. The specialtraffic police car was cut off by armed representatives of the DNR.Later, the children appeared on the Russian border.

Later it was revealed that 16 children from the Snizhne orphanagewere taken by force to Russia and placed in a refugee camp inNovoshakhtinsk.

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