UKRAINE, Apr 04 — Volunteers returned seven more children from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. The children and their families were in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, reported the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets.

According to him, some of the children witnessed Russian looting and terror. Their families did not want to take Russian passports and let their children attend Russian schools, so they decided to leave.

“The parents of the children in our Child Protection Center said that the prospects for the future in the TOT do not fit into the future vision of their families’ lives, so they decided to move to the territory controlled by Ukraine,” Lubinets wrote.

Now, the children receive medical, psychological, and social assistance. Later, they will join schools and activities. They will also get help to restore their documents.

According to the official data of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office, as of March 14, 2024, the Russians deported 743 children from the occupied territories of the Kharkiv Oblast to Russia since February 24, 2022. Two hundred fifty of them have already returned to Ukraine, 103 are in the Russian Federation with relatives, and the location of 390 children has not yet been established.

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