Lukashenko Helped Deport Thousands of Ukrainian Children to Belarus - Yale Study
The Yale School of Public Health's Humanitarian Research Laboratory (Yale HRL) has published a report with evidence of cooperation between Belarus and Russia to systematically deport Ukrainian children.
This is stated in the published report of Yale University.
The report includes the number of displaced children from Ukraine, the routes and programs of relocation, as well as the names of individuals involved in decision-making and the implementation of the deportation process.
According to researchers, at least 2,442 Ukrainian children aged 6 to 17 were relocated to Belarus. The children were deported from 17 different cities in Ukraine to at least 13 institutions in Belarus.
It is noted that 2,050 Ukrainian children ended up in the Belarusian camp "Dubrava." HRL also believes that the actual number of deported children is likely much higher.
HRL also managed to establish that the direct coordination of the relocation of Ukrainian children involved Belarusian dictator Lukashenko and Russian dictator Putin, with "the support of Russian and Belarusian intelligence services."
In particular, the deportation of Ukrainian children to Belarus was organized by Alexei Talai and his foundation, Olga Volkova and her organization "Dolphins," as well as JSC "Belaruskali."
HRL also emphasizes that deported Ukrainian children are regularly subjected to the so-called "re-education," during which minors are exposed to propaganda narratives of the Belarusian and Russian regimes.
It is noted that Russian and Belarusian officials, state organizations, and representatives of ultranationalist extremist groups participate in this forced "re-education."
According to official data from the Ukrainian authorities, Russia has deported nearly 20,000 Ukrainian children since February 2022.
In March 2023, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Russian Children's Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova and Russian President Putin in the case of illegal deportation.
Earlier, The Gaze reported that the European Parliament recognized Belarusian dictator Lukashenko as an accomplice in Russia's war against Ukraine and called on the ICC to issue an arrest warrant for him.