Six Children Rescued from Occupied Kherson Region and Returned to Ukraine

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.24 - 2024 11:38 AM CET

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Six children and their families have been evacuated from the Russian-occupied Kherson region.

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Six children and their families have been evacuated from the Russian-occupied Kherson region to territory controlled by Ukraine.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, announced the successful evacuation on Facebook.

The children, aged between 1 and 9 years, were taken from the temporarily occupied territory along with their families.

Difficult Conditions in Occupied Territory

Prokudin reported that three families, including five girls and one boy, have been brought to safety.

"Living in the occupation is extremely difficult. Not having Russian passports, they could not see doctors or get a job. In addition, for the purpose of psychological pressure and intimidation, the Russian military constantly conducted searches in residences, which greatly intimidated the children," Prokudin stated.

Now in safe territory, all the families are receiving medical and psychological assistance.

Since the beginning of 2024, a total of 94 children have been evacuated from the temporarily occupied Kherson region. This mission is part of the President of Ukraine's action plan, Bring Kids Back UA, which aims to reunite children from occupied territories with their families in safe regions.

In a related effort, Ukrinform reported that 13 more children from the temporarily occupied territories were recently returned to Ukraine under the same initiative.

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