On International Children's Day, Daria Herasymchuk emphasises that Ukrainian children experience absolute violations of their rights in Ukraine and Russia, where the Russian authorities have deported them.
Daria Herasymchuk, Advisor - Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights and Child Rehabilitation, says this at "A Family for Every Child", the national forum dedicated to International Children's Day.
Herasymchuk stresses that it is impossible to single out specific violated child rights, as this would be a very long list.
"When someone asks what children's rights are violated during the war, it will be a very long list. You cannot name one, two or three rights. Absolutely all children's rights are violated during the war," the Advisor - Commissioner says.
She highlights the violation of the right to healthcare for those children who lost their health after the Russian attacks.
"6-year-old Sasha from the Odesa region lost her leg after a Russian missile attack when a missile hit the yard where Sasha lived," Daria Herasymchuk recalls.
The girl is now fitted with a prosthesis and is returning to gymnastics.
"We remember how the fundamental right to life of a two-day-old boy, Serhii, who died in the hospital was violated," Herasymchuk says.
She also said that on June 1, a nine-year-old girl, Viktoriia, and her mother were killed before reaching a bomb shelter. The girl would have been ten years old in August.
"We all know that 7.5 million Ukrainian children who lived in Ukraine before the full-scale invasion have lost their rights today. They cannot exercise them properly because of the war," the Advisor - Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights and Child Rehabilitation says.
Daria Herasymchuk emphasises that Russia even violates children's rights to be identified as Ukrainians.