Ukrainian family of six successfully escapes Russian occupation and returns to homeland

A family that managed to return from the occupation
A family that managed to return from the occupation

A Ukrainian family of six has been successfully repatriated from areas under Russian control, announced Mykola Kuleba, founder of Save Ukraine, on Telegram on May 16.

While details remain sparse, Kuleba shared that "This week we were able to help 11 little Ukrainians return to their native land."

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This effort is part of a larger initiative that has seen 335 children brought back to Ukraine since its inception.

Additionally, on May 14, Oleksandr Prokhudin, the Governor of Kherson Oblast, confirmed the safe return of six children, ranging in age from 5 to 12, to areas controlled by Ukraine.

Return of Ukrainian children

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Ukraine has returned 517 illegally abducted children and 2,828 adults from Russia, including only 150 civilians, Dmytro Lubinets, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, reported during the fourth meeting of the Peace Formula advisers in Davos on Jan. 14, 2024.

The illegal abduction of children led to the issuance of arrest warrants in March 2023 for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and Russian Children's Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova.

Canada and Ukraine will create a coalition to bring home abducted Ukrainian children, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced during a visit to Kyiv on Feb. 2.

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