Vereshchuk appealed to Russians who adopted Ukrainian children

She stated that Ukraine knows their personalities.

Occupiers give Ukrainian children to foster families / photo

Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Irina Vereshchuk urges Russians not to adopt children stolen from Ukraine.

“It is illegal and vile to take orphans out of Ukraine and give them for adoption to Russian citizens. It is especially vile when people also publicly brag about the fact that they adopted children stolen in Ukraine. Once again I remind all Russian so-called “adoptive parents “and” guardians “: sooner or later you will have to answer. Just like the Russian officials involved – big and small,” Vereshchuk wrote on the Telegram channel.

She also said that the identities of these Russians are not a big secret either for Ukrainian or for international law enforcement agencies. “For example, residents of the Moscow region Irina Rudnitskaya, Ekaterina Trypolets, Denis Tripolets, Mikhail Serikov, Marina Marchenko, etc. We are talking about many dozens of Russian citizens who for some reason decided that they were allowed to adopt orphans stolen from Ukraine,” – Vereshchuk noted.

She strongly recommends that Russian citizens not adopt Ukrainian orphans who were illegally taken out of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

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“I once again demand from Russian officials to transfer to the Ukrainian side all our orphans and children deprived of parental care,” the Deputy Prime Minister stressed.

Export of children from Ukraine

As UNIAN reported earlier, at the moment Ukraine is aware of more than 19.5 thousand Ukrainian children deported to Russia.

In February, Russian President Putin said that there was a growing number of applications in the Russian Federation regarding the adoption of children from the occupied territories of Ukraine.

It is known that the Children’s Ombudsman of the Russian Federation, Maria Lvova-Belova, illegally adopted a boy, whom the Russian invaders took out of the occupied Mariupol.

In March 2023, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Putin and Lvova-Belova.

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