Representatives of the DPR are planning to meet with staff of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. This was announced today, July 2, in an exclusive interview to a correspondent of the official website of the DPR by the Human Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova. In addition, she spoke about the program at the July 4 talks of the Humanitarian Subgroup in Minsk. “We insist on the implementation of paragraphs 5 and 6 of the Minsk agreements. We just demand that the paragraphs which Mr. Poroshenko signed up to be implemented,” the Ombudsman said.
Also, according to the DPR Human Rights Ombudsman, representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic are planning to meet with UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) staff on the issue of children transferred from Donbass. “The Ukrainian side categorically refuses to inform us on whereabouts of these children. We were offered only statistical data. Unfortunately, we don’t know in what health condition and where our children are,” said Daria Morozova.
According to the Ombudsman, the Ukrainian side refused to provide any information, referring to the law on personal data. “We will demand that UNICEF representatives check the health condition of the children,” said Daria Morozova.
We recall that in the summer of 2014, all orphanages and boarding schools in Donbass were ordered by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to temporarily transfer children from the combat zone. Orphans, children deprived of parental care, HIV-positive children were used to vacations several times a year, so this move was perceived as another recovery trip. At the moment, we don’t know exactly where the children are and what health condition they are in, whether they need medical assistance or not.