The Commissioner for Children’s Rights and the head of the Russian diplomatic mission discussed the most urgent issues on the international agenda pertaining to children’s rights commissioners, paying special attention to the joint efforts to protect children during the special military operation.
They raised issues related to protecting the rights of Russian children in the Republic of Belarus and helping children from Russia’s new regions access rehabilitation, medical treatment and recreation.
According to Maria Lvova-Belova, the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Embassy are actively involved in these efforts and are steadily working on family reunification amid the ongoing special military operation.
In turn, Boris Gryzlov emphasised that not a single country or international organisation has done so much for the security and wellbeing of Ukrainian children as Russia and Belarus. He noted the Union State’s enormous efforts in this area – from rendering first aid to children caught up in the Kiev regime’s aggression to organising their treatment, rest, and facilitating family reunification.
Since 2021, 2,250 children from liberated territories have been to children’s camps and health resorts in Belarus. Over 40 children arrived from Mariupol and Dokuchayevsk recently. The Ambassador noted that US and EU diplomats had refused to visit children’s recreation places although they were given this opportunity in early October.
Maria Lvova-Belova and Boris Gryzlov mapped out their next joint steps for the protection of children.