Ukraine intends to evacuate children from Russian-occupied Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine insists on Red Cross and UNICEF’s access to children in eastern Ukraine
17:44, 1 June 2016

Today’s Ukraine peace negotiations in Minsk were focused on children in east Ukraine conflict, Ukraine’s Vice-Speaker, Iryna Gerashchenko, informed on Facebook.

‘Among other issues, humanitarian group in Ukraine peace negotiations was focused around children, who suffered in Donbas conflict, homes for severely ill children on occupied territories. Ukraine intends to evacuate them, but, for now, insists on Red Cross and UNICEF’s access to these children’, -Gerashchenko wrote.

According to UNICEF, last year, at least 20 children were killed and 40 were wounded in east Ukraine military conflict.

Related: 42 Ukrainian soldiers died in Donbas conflict, 350 were wounded since the start of 2016

Related: Poroshenko: More than 15 000 Ukrainian border guards participated in Donbas hostilities

Related: Putin advocates for release of all prisoners in Donbas

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