Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Anniken Huitfeldt have discussed the return of Ukrainian children deported to the Russian Federation.
Lubinets said this in a Facebook post following the meeting, Ukrinform reports.
"I continue to work in Oslo. Together with the team, we held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway and with the Ukrainian community living in Oslo. They told about challenges in the work of the commissioner's institution during Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine," the report says.
According to him, "issues related to assistance for Ukraine were discussed. In particular, the issue of the return of Ukrainian children deported to the Russian Federation."
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Lubinets noted that according to official data, 16,226 children were deported. He also drew attention to the problem of returning prisoners of war and civilian hostages.
At the meeting, the ombudsman also thanked Norway for its powerful assistance and support.
As reported by Ukrinform, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk stated during the Yedyni Novyny telethon that the issue of returning deported children is under the personal control of President Volodymyr Zelensky.