During the third meeting of national security and foreign policy advisors that took place in Malta, a proposal was put forward to create an international coalition of countries aimed at facilitating the return of Ukrainian children who have been deported or forcibly displaced by Russia from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
This initiative was voiced by the Canadian delegation during the meeting in Malta, and it received support from many participating countries. Canada is one of the co-leaders in implementing the fourth point of President Zelenskyy's Peace Formula "Release of Prisoners and Deported Persons."
This initiative will be a continuation of the "Bring Kids Back UA" plan initiated by the President of Ukraine.
The proposal for an international coalition is part of the plan to implement the Ukrainian Peace Formula, specifically addressing the return of deported children, the release of civilian hostages, and prisoners of war prepared and presented in Malta by an international working group that included representatives from nearly 30 countries and international organizations.
The Russian Federation continues its unprovoked brutal war against Ukraine. The mass deportation and deliberate abduction of Ukrainian children for their further russification is part of Russia's planned genocidal policy.
Furthermore, there are thousands of Ukrainian servicemen currently held in Russian captivity who are in need of assistance. Russia has not granted access to international organizations such as the UN and ICRC for monitoring their conditions.