On January 16, at 12:00, a press conference will be held on the topic: "Under the sign of deportation: how Russia steals children and illegally relocates citizens of Ukraine."
Organizers: Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.
Speakers: Alyona Lunyova - Advocacy Director of the Center for Human Rights ZMINA; Kateryna Rashevska - lawyer of the Regional Center for Human Rights; Tetyana Katrychenko - coordinator of the Media Initiative for Human Rights; Alina Pavlyuk - lawyer and analyst of the Ukrainian Legal Advisory Group; Yuliya Usenko - Head of the Department for Protection of Children's Interests and Combating Violence of the Office of the Prosecutor General.
Short. The participants of the event will present the analytical report "Deportation of Ukrainian citizens from the territory of active hostilities or from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine to the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus", which was prepared by the expert group of the Coalition "Ukraine. It's five in the morning."
Questions for discussion:
Why is the transfer of Ukrainians from the war zone to the territory of the Russian Federation not evacuation, but deportation?
What awaits those who have not passed the "filter"?
How Russia kidnaps children, deprives them of Ukrainian citizenship, gives them up for "adoption": why does this fall under the definition of genocide?
Why forcibly deported Ukrainians in some cases cannot return or leave for European countries?
What can be the actions of international partners to contribute to the protection of rights and the return of deported persons?
The format of the event is offline (Hall 1).
Journalists will be able to ask questions offline (Hall 1) and in the chat of the YouTube broadcast.
Journalists are requested to arrive half an hour before the event.
Accreditation of media representatives will be carried out before the event at the agency.
The event will be broadcast on Ukrinform's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/UkrinformTV
Address of Ukrinform: Kyiv, str. Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, 8/16.
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