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13 October 2022, 15:23

Statements about forced deportation of Ukrainian children to Belarus dismissed as groundless

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MINSK, 13 October (BelTA) – Statements about the forced deportation of Ukrainian children to Belarus are groundless, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Yuri Ambrazevich said answering a question from BelTA.

The question concerned the statement that the Ukrainian delegation made at the Third Committee meeting during the general discussion of the item “Promotion and protection of the rights of children”. According to the Ukrainian delegation, the forced deportation of Ukrainian children to the territory of Russia and Belarus requires special attention and response from the UN and international communities.

“This is another piece of fake news from Ukrainian propaganda. Such an accusation is absolutely ungrounded like the majority of other false reports about Belarus,” the deputy foreign minister said.

Yuri Ambrazevich recalled that 11 UN agencies are working in our country. They assist the government in meeting the needs of Ukrainian refugees, including those arriving in Belarus with children. “The UN representatives in Belarus are neutral international officials and I believe that they, like their leadership in New York, have objective and detailed information on this topic. I believe that if they are asked about this matter, their answer will make Ukrainian diplomats blush,” the deputy foreign minister said.

“The arrival of any civilians in Belarus from the territory of Ukraine is almost impossible due to the Ukrainian authorities. However, Ukrainian citizens come here voluntarily on their own from neighboring Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Our statistics suggest that about 58,000 Ukrainians have voluntarily entered Belarus in search of asylum since the end of February. The denigration of Belarus in the information field is a conscious policy of the Ukrainian leadership,” he said.

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