G7 "will never recognize the borders" that Russia wants to modify by force

The High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UNMichelle Bachelet said Wednesday that her team is investigating allegations that Ukrainian children are being sent to Russia to be adopted in the midst of the conflict.

Bachelet told the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva that they are “investigating allegations of children forcibly deported from Ukraine to the Russian Federation.”

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According to allegations, some children were “kidnapped from orphanages and then given up for adoption in Russia,” he said.

Bachelet He specified that his team cannot confirm the accusations or estimate how many children would be affected.

“We are concerned about the alleged plans of the Russian authorities to allow the transfer of children from Ukraine to the Russian Federation, which does not seem to include family reunification measures or respect the interests of minors”indicated the High Commissioner.

“We are going to monitor the situation closely,” concluded.

The UN began warning in March about the risk of Ukrainian children being forced into adoption, especially about 91,000 minors living in institutions or boarding schools, many of them located in the east of the country.

Asfhan Khan, the general director for Europe and Central Asia of the Program of the UN for Children UNICEF warned this week that “adoption should never occur during or immediately after an emergency.”

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The G7 “will never recognize” the borders that Russia wants to impose by force in its war in Ukraine, the foreign ministers of the G7, which brings together the world’s seven most industrialized nations, said on Saturday. (Source: AFP)

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