December 7, 2023, 16:50

U.S. documents over 2,442 Ukrainian children abducted by russia in belarus

The Humanitarian Research Laboratory of the Yale School of Public Health (Yale HRL) documented that there are Ukrainian children who were abducted by russia in belarus.

Caitlin Howarth, Yale HRL representative, made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“But what you see in our reports, including the most recent one we document from belarus is that there are more than 2,442 children that we’ve already documented. These are ongoing cases of children that are being taken from the occupied territories in Ukraine and being brought through russia to belarus. And these are just a handful of the cases that we believe to be out there, these are only the ones that we were able to confirm to a high level of confidence. There are more, we know that there are more. And certainly, the governments of belarus and russia know that there are more,” she said.

Caitlin Howarth noted that they intend to submit the uncovered evidence to the courts.

“This is for accountability, it’s for prosecution, and it’s also in order to try and find the individual identities of these children to help bring them back, bring them home, get them back to Ukraine, and then to support them for the rest of their lives. Every single trace, every piece that we can find – we want to capture it, protect it as much as possible, and make sure that we are keeping each piece safe,” she stressed.

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