The Latvian Parliament has adopted a Declaration calling for the return to Ukraine of all Ukrainian children illegally displaced to the territory of russia and belarus.

This was reported by the Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Olena Kondratiuk. She noted that this decision was another powerful parliamentary voice in defence of the rights of Ukrainian children abducted by russia.

During a recent working meeting in Riga, the Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine personally addressed the newly elected Speaker of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia Daiga Mieriņa and Vice Speakers Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica and Antoņina Ņenaševa with a request to adopt such a resolution in the near future.

"I am very grateful to the leadership of the Saeima for their leadership and efficiency in adopting this important resolution and for their empathy for the fate of Ukrainian children forcibly deported by russia. The Latvian parliament strongly condemned the illegal transfer of Ukrainian children to the territory of the russian federation and belarus. It also supported the International Criminal Court's investigation of those responsible for these crimes," emphasised Olena Kondratiuk.

She also stressed that the Saeima of Latvia called on international organisations, in particular the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross, to play an active role in bringing Ukrainian children home. The Latvian Parliament also supported the international coalition for the return of Ukrainian children and called on other countries to join this mission and adopt similar resolutions.

"We thank everyone who voted for this resolution! Latvia is with Ukraine!" said the Vice-Speaker Olena Kondratiuk.

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