BY A STAFF REPORTER: "Today, Save Ukraine returned 13 more children from the Russian-occupied Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhia regions as part of the 11th rescue operation," said Save Ukraine, a non-governmental organization working to bring ukrainian children back home. So far, 11 rescue missions have been carried out, resulting in the return of 176 children to Ukraine. "
"Among the returnees was a girl named Olesia, whose mother hid her from the occupation authorities and her colleagues for a full year," Save Ukraine said. and forced him to attend a school in Russia.
Save Ukraine added: "Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022, there was a split in the families of three other siblings, Paulina, Taras and Matvi. Their divorced parents took different positions on the war. My mother was painfully concerned about Ukraine, and my father was living pro-Russian. "
The Ukrainian president's office recently estimated that at least 20,000 Ukrainian children had been forcibly removed from their homes. Thousands of cases are already under investigation. Russia has denied doing anything illegal and says it is bringing Ukrainian children to safety.