Ukraine conflict: Child soldiers join the fight

November 26, 2014 12:30 AM

6 0

Ukraine conflict: Child soldiers join the fight

Child soldiers appear to be playing a part on both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. A boy as young as 15 has been shown training pro-Russian separatist recruits in how to handle weapons, while Ukrainian media have told the story of a 17-year-old volunteer sapper.

It is a development that particularly worries the UN children's agency, Unicef, which is investigating "anecdotal evidence that children have been recruited and may be directly involved in the fighting".

Read more

To category page

Loading...