Russia Deported Ukrainian Children to Over 250 Different Locations

There are over 250 locations inside Russia where Ukrainian children have been forcibly transferred since the beginning of the Ukraine War, the Moscow Times reported on May 23.

Using official state records, news reports and social media networks, an activist group called the Kidmapping Project identified 1,387 specific addresses inside Russia, Belarus and Russia-occupied Ukraine where deported Ukrainian children could potentially be found.

Since Feb. 24, 2022, more than 16,000 Ukrainian children have been abducted and deported to Russia. Russia claims the children are “orphans” and systematically transfers them to institutions and foster homes within its territory. But Kidmapping discovered that over the past nine years, children from occupied Ukraine, whom Russians claimed were taking trips for education or holiday, were also permanently relocated to some of these locations.

[W]e see a strong influence of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the Russian Orthodox Church and various charitable foundations in moving and “educating” children. In addition, we have noticed that “holiday trips” are also made to the Republic of Belarus, and you can see this on the map.
—Kidmapping Project

Learn more: The forcible transfer of Ukrainian children to Russian territory is an act of genocide. It shows the evil of the Russian regime and the sinister agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin. For more information on how Russia is forcing Ukrainian children into Russia’s mold, read “Russia Announces ‘Adoption’ of Ukrainian Children” and “Russia Is Stealing the Gift of God.”