Russia's transfer of children is genocidal crime, says Ukraine minister

A woman takes a photograph of children walking past a tank in Kyiv, on Dec 23, 2022. PHOTO: AFP

GENEVA - Russia’s alleged forced transfer of thousands of children from Ukraine is “probably the largest forced deportation in modern history”, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba son Monday at an event on the sidelines of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

“The most chilling crime is that Russia steals Ukrainian children,” Mr Kuleba said in a video message to a packed room on the opening day of the council in Geneva, where Russia’s alleged war crimes in Ukraine are being addressed.

“This is a genocidal crime,” he added. REUTERS

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