President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky ordered that ten Ukrainian children be brought home from Georgia on his own plane. They've been staying there since late May, along with Ukrainian citizen Yulia Suslyak, who was charged with human trafficking. Children Rights' Presidential Envoy Mykola Kuleba said this as quoted by RBC-Ukraine.
The official made such statement after the meeting with Georgian officials, the Deputy Prosecutor General, Deputy Interior Minister and members of the government.
'We're grateful to the Georgian side for the operative response and solution of all issues related to the return of Ukrainian children home. They offered us an opportunity to talk to the children', Kuleba said.
The related expenses will be covered by the Department of Government Control of Affairs.
In April 2019, the Georgian police detained Ukrainian citizen Yulia Suslyak and 10 children. They arrived in Tbilisi from Moscow. The local Interior Ministry found out it was a case of human trafficking. The investigation kicked off; later, the law enforcers found out that seven of the ten children were born from substitute mothers. All children were adopted by two different families, five children in each.