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Austria is investigating the removal of Ukrainian teenagers to Moscow

Jan 15, 2023

An official of the Austrian state of Tyrol without consulting with the relevant Ukrainian authorities sent to Moscow two underage Ukrainians - allegedly for the purpose of family reunification, his actions are being investigated.

This is reported by Der Standard.


On Thursday, the Ukrainian consulate in Tyrol and then the Ukrainian embassy informed the authorities of the state of Tyrol that there is evidence that two Ukrainian teenagers aged 16 and 17 were taken from Tyrol to Moscow as part of a family reunion, without the responsible persons informing the Ukrainian authorities.

"The two young Ukrainians first arrived in Tyrol as part of assistance to Ukraine and were placed in a children's and youth institution. According to the information we have, an employee of the European Ombudsman Institute, who also works in the Office of the Ombudsman of the Land of Tyrol, was involved in the case," said Herbert Forster, director of the Land Office.

Author - Olena Madiak, 16/01/2023

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