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Children from Oleshky orphanage in Kherson region deported to Crimea – ombudsman

Dmytro Lubinets, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament, has received information about the illegal removal of children aged 9 to 17 from the Oleshky Orphanage of the Kherson Regional Council boarding school to a mental health institution in the Simferopol district .

“The occupying authorities of the Kherson region continue to violate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilians in Time of War. The illegal director of the children’s institution commits an open genocide and deports the children of Ukraine to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea I have received verified information about the next deportation of the children aged 9 to 17 from the Oleshky orphanage in the boarding school of the Kherson Regional Council, to the Clinical Psychiatric Hospital in Simferopol District,” Lubinets wrote on his Telegram channel.

He also said that the Russians confirm such criminal actions with their “absurd orders”.

“I am calling on law enforcement agencies to register a new crime committed by Russia,” the ombudsman said.

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