Leaders of the self-proclaimed LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic) hold 106 children with special needs at two care homes located at the enemy-held territory. Ukraine’s Presidential Envoy on Children Rights Mykola Kuleba said this in an interview with hromadske.tv.
“When we evacuated civilians from the war-torn area, the local workers who were in charge of the children didn’t move them to safety; they just left them there, and then refused to release them”, Kuleba said.
According to the official, currently Ukraine has no opportunities to take the children to safe area. “The attempts to negotiate gave us nothing so far. Leaders of these illegal armed formations didn’t want any negotiations and simply left the children there”, Kuleba said.
Previously, the Envoy urged international missions to assist in evacuation of children from the combat area.