Ukraine announced the recruitment of minors in the Donbass

the leaders of the militias in the Donbass in 2014 used mass recruitment of minors for military action, said the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

As the press service of the GPU, the office checks on the fact of violations of article 4 of the optional Protocol to the Convention on the rights of the child and part 1 of article 438 of the criminal code.

the Prosecutor’s office notes that the participation in hostilities of minors convicted have 29 citizens of Ukraine.

“Included information about the latest facts of violations of the laws and customs of war during an armed conflict in the East of Ukraine”, — says the message.

it is Noted that Russia has also ratified the Convention on the rights of the child, States parties which needs to be protected from involvement in hostilities of a person under 18 years of age.

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