The Ukrainian authorities says Russia has illegally deported greater than 16,000 kids to Russian territory since 2014, a apply that intensified after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine a yr in the past. Not all kids are taken by drive, however proof is mounting of a coordinated effort to indoctrinate Ukrainian kids and ship them to Russian foster households. Within the southern metropolis of Kherson, witnesses say Russian forces took kids from at the very least two orphanages as they pulled out of town final October. However due to the bravery of locals, some kids had been saved from deportation. FRANCE 24’s Elena Volochine, Andrew Hilliar, Abdelkader Dermas and Olga Ivashchenko report.