Parents in Occupied Ukraine Sent Their Kids to Camp in Russia. Then They Had to Go Rescue Them.

When Ukraine retook their hometown, the parents faced a long trip to Russia—and opprobrium when they returned for sending their kids in the first place

Olena Karyaga sent her two sons to summer camp from her occupied city. Then Ukrainian forces retook the territory, putting a front line between her and her children.

IZYUM, Ukraine—As war raged around this Russian-occupied city in eastern Ukraine over the summer, the sole Russian radio station in operation offered some respite for children: a camp by the Black Sea.Olena Karyaga had never been separated from her sons before, but they pleaded to go, […]

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