Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Section E. Rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers
In 2008, in its third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Ukraine stated:
Protection of children in armed conflict (article 38 [of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child]), including physical and psychological recovery and social reintegration (article 39)
140. There are no armed conflicts in the territory of Ukraine. Accordingly, issues related to the physical and psychological rehabilitation of children in armed conflict areas are not relevant to the country. I[n] the event that refugee children in Ukraine have participated in armed conflicts in the territory of their country of permanent residence, such children, if necessary, are provided with appropriate psychological and social assistance in family support centres or centres for social and psychological rehabilitation.