Ukrainians struggle to find and reclaim children taken by Russia

December 25, 2022

While Ukrainians face daunting logistical barriers to recover children taken to Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree last May making it quick and easy for Russians to adopt Ukrainian children. Several Ukrainian families told The Post that their children were told they would be adopted by Russians, despite having their own families. She has called the accusations “fake.”She and other Russian officials claim that any adopted Ukrainian children had no families. Lvova-Belova has called Ukrainian demands to return Ukrainian children “incomprehensible” and has accused parents, separated from their children by Russian attacks, of abandoning them. Putin has applauded her zealous promotion of the removals of Ukrainian children.