Russia Denies ‘Widely-Circulated Myths’ About Deporting Ukrainian Children; Western Diplomats Walk Out

patrick.goodenough | April 5, 2023
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Russian officials on Wednesday rejected allegations that thousands of Ukrainian children have been deported to Russia during its invasion, characterizing their transfer as a humanitarian “evacuation” effort. Western diplomats left a U.N. meeting when Russia’s children’s rights commissioner began to speak by video link. She, together with President Vladimir Putin, has been accused by the International Criminal Court of war crimes relating to the transfers of children.