Russia Traffics in Ukrainian Children

From left, Viktoria Borysenko and her sister-in-law, Nadia Borysenko. When Russians occupied Balakliya, Ukraine, they took the women’s children to a summer camp and have not returned them.Credit…Emile Ducke for The New York Times BALAKLIYA, Ukraine — The children left this town in August for a free summer camp sponsored by the Russian occupiers, enticed by assurances of gifts and of safety from constant shelling.

“The Russians promised it would be two or three weeks, and then the children would be back,” Nadia Borysenko, 29, told me. Her 12-year-old daughter, Daria, was among 25 children from this town in northeastern […]

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