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07 Nov 2014
‘Tass’ reports on UNICEF holding a conference on child protection in eastern Ukraine. The conference will take place in Minsk on the protection of children in the zone of an armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, this comes as a reaction to...
18 Jul 2014
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that children in an orphanage in Donetsk are being forced by separatist gunmen to evacuate the home and move to Russia, while the Ukrainian government would like to move them to Ukrainian-controlled...
17 Jun 2014
‘Voice of America’ reports that according to UNHCR there are already 17,500 internally displaced people in Ukraine. About 11,000 have fled Crimea after Russia’s annexation of the peninsula.The others were forced to leave due to...
02 Jun 2014
‘The Voice of Russia’ reports that children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakov claimed Russia wanted to evacuate children from southeastern Ukraine but it would be dangerous and illegal to do so. At the same time they were looking...
28 May 2014
‘Rianovosti’ reports that Russia has opened a telephone hotline in order to help collect information about child abuse cases taking part in eastern Ukraine. Russia’s children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said that he has received...
16 May 2014
‘Business Standard’ reports that UNICEF has strongly condemned the violation of children’s rights in Ukraine. It expressed deep concern that the unrest in Ukraine is having a damaging impact on the children in the country. UNICEF...
16 May 2014
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that Russia has begun applying its international adoption laws to recently annexed Crimea. The adoption of children from Crimea by foreigners has been suspended for at least a year. Crimean orphans are being...
28 Mar 2014
‘The Moscow Times’ reports about uncertainties regarding the transition of certain services, such as ones for addicts, as well as education and postal services. Education and Science Minister Dmitry Livanov has given assurances that...

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