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Ukraine demands Russia return abducted children

Durban — Ukranians in South Africa have organised a series of protests in Durban, Cape Town and Pretoria to mark exactly two years today (Saturday) since Russia invaded their country.

Two years of the full-scale invasion and 10 years of war – but we Ukrainians will keep fighting

When Russia’s full-scale invasion began and more than 200,000 soldiers started their attack on the 3,000km border of sovereign Ukraine, occupying city after city, there was little hope that Ukraine could withstand them. Like the majority of people in Ukraine at the time, I had no doubt that Ukraine had to win. We had to defend our country against this unjust, unprovoked war.

Cape Town based Ukrainians mark two years since Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Ukrainian nationals in Cape Town have marked the commemoration of the Russian invasion by highlighting their campaign to have children deported to Russia, returned. The Ukranian Association of South Africa says the whereabouts of over 19-thousand children have not yet been released to its government or any other organisation that can ensure their return to their country or families.

Ukrainians in Cape Town demand return of children deported to Russia

Ukrainian nationals in Cape Town have marked the commemoration of the Russian invasion by highlighting their campaign to have children deported to Russia, returned. The Ukranian Association of South Africa says the whereabouts of over 19-thousand children have not yet been released to its government or any other organisation that can ensure their return to their country or families.

Second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

This week marks two years since Russia invaded Ukraine. The Ukrainian Association of South Africa is hosting a series of solidarity protests around the country. Ukrainian Association of SA ‘s Dzvinka Kachur and Ukrainian ICRC spokesperson Achille Despres reflect on the conflict.

South African and Ukrainian experts suggest next steps for the Africa Peace Mission

Guest: Dzvinka Kachur – research fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and co-founder of the NPO ‘Ukrainian Association of South Africa’

Guest: Oleksandra Romantsova – Executive Director at the Centre for Civil Liberties

Institute for Security Studies hosts seminar on Lessons from the Ukraine war

The Institute for Security Studies hosted a seminar on Lessons from the Ukraine war, and African governments’ role in resolving the conflict. South African and Ukrainian experts focused on regional security, nuclear safety, and the forcible deportation of children.Co-founder of the NPO ‘Ukrainian Association of South Africa’, Dzvinka Kachur, and Dr Elvis Fokala from the Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Pretoria weigh in.