there is growing evidence that Belarus is involved in the forcible transfer of Ukrainian children. A recent study by the Yale Humanitarian Research Lab found that more than 2,000 Ukrainian children were transported to the Dubrava children’s center in Belarus between September 2022 and May 2023.
The study also found that 392 children were taken to 12 other facilities in Belarus.
The Yale researchers believe that the forcible transfer of Ukrainian children is part of a larger Russian effort to “Russify” the Ukrainian population. They say that the children are being subjected to pro-Russian propaganda and indoctrination.
The Belarusian government has denied any involvement in the forcible transfer of Ukrainian children. However, the evidence suggests that Belarus is playing a key role in this process.
The forcible transfer of Ukrainian children is a serious violation of international law. It is also a war crime. The international community must take action to hold Belarus accountable for its role in this crime.
Here are some additional details about the Yale study:
The study was based on open-source intelligence, including satellite imagery, social media posts, and news reports.
The researchers believe that the number of Ukrainian children who have been forcibly transferred to Belarus is likely much higher than their estimate of 2,400.
The study calls for an international investigation into the forcible transfer of Ukrainian children.
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