Why Russia Is Taking Thousands of Ukrainian Children
As Russian troops pushed into Ukraine, children who were fleeing newly occupied territories were swept up. Many became part of a Russian effort to portray itself as a charitable savior.
The children were placed in Russian families and paraded on television. The Times interviewed one child who was taken from Ukraine, a girl named Anya, who said she ached to return.
Guest: Emma Bubola, a reporter for The New York Times based in London.
- Using adoptions, Russia has turned Ukrainian children into spoils of war.
- The mayor of a Ukrainian city disappeared, but questions about his loyalty did not.
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