Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minster Iryna Vereshchuk urged Russians on Tuesday (28 March) not to adopt children she claimed were "stolen in Ukraine" during the war. She said they had been deported to Russia.
Millions of people have been forced to flee Russia's war on its neighbor for the past 13 months. This includes families as well as children. It is difficult to determine the true number of children deported to Russia.
In March, the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Maria Lvova–Belova, Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights. They were accused of war crime, illegally deporting hundreds from Ukraine.