Business programme

The Children of Donbas: Right to Safety

Congress Centre, conference hall D2
Law and Society
Ensuring the safety of children, including orphans and children without parental care living in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions, is the most important goal that Russia has set as part of its special military operation. An educational process has been established and additional state support measures have been identified and provided for all children living in these regions. The relocation of orphans and children without parental care to safe regions in Russia is a measure that helps to save the lives and preserve their health. Kids from orphanages of the Donetsk People’s Republic have been relocated and placed at institutions in other regions of Russia. The children’s family ties and friendly relations have been preserved as much as possible. Children with a confirmed status of being left without parental care are being placed with families. How can we ensure favourable conditions for the children of Donbass during the special military operation? How are children from new regions being educated now? What are the summer holiday plans for the children of Donbass? What legal norms are needed so that orphans and children without parental care living in new territories of Russia can learn what a family is? Should we wait until the end of the special military operation to find substitute families for the children? Will children who are placed in families lose their family ties? What might be the future fate of these children?


Vladimir Solovyev
Journalist, Anchor on the Television Show "Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov"


Alexander Bastrykin
Chairman, Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation
Maria Zakharova
Director, Department of Information and the Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kravtsov
Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Maria Lvova-Belova
Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for Children's Rights (online)
Konstantin Chuychenko
Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation