The Russian Official at Center of Alleged Scheme to Forcibly Deport Thousands of Ukrainian Children to Russia

CNN - Mick Krever

A report by Yale Humanitarian Research Lab’s Conflict Observatory identifies Maria Lvova-Belova is one of the most highly involved figures in Russia’s deportation and adoption of Ukraine’s children, as well as in the use of camps for ‘integrating’ Ukraine’s children into Russia’s society and culture.

Lvova-Belova was appointed to be President Vladimir Putin’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights in 2021.