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“I’m sure that all of the resources there were in Ukraine to monitor what happens to children adopted by foreign citizens have already been exhausted. Ukraine can’t gain anything in a unilateral way anymore,” Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights Yuriy Pavlenko said during a roundtable held by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on family, youth policy, sport and tourism in Kyiv on Wednesday.

According to him, the introduction of amendments to the Family Code “will mean there’s a possibility have a proper controls over what happens to a child that is adopted after the convention is ratified and comes into force.”

Pavlenko said that the convention would allow eliminate any illegal and intermediary work in Ukraine regarding inter-state adoption.

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