The First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Herashchenko, wrote on her Facebook page Facebook page that Ukraine is categorical about the issue of involvement of minors in an armed conflict. She also pointed out that currently it is known about dozens of cases when underage were involved in combat.
‘Ukraine is totally against involvement of children in conflict; we have dozens of cases of involvement of teenagers in carrying out duties at separatists’ checkpoints, and Russian websites and newspapers publish numerous news on militarized camps for teens where children from the occupied territories were trained for future wars’, says Herashchenko.
Let's remind that nearly 40 % of students and 72 % of teachers of vocational educational institutions reported that they are aware of the facts of the participation of persons under 18 in hostilities.
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