The Russians Took Their Children—These Mothers Went and Got Them Back

From a New York Times story by Carlotta Gall and Oleksandr Chubko headlined “The Russians Took Their Children. These Mothers Went and Got Them Back.”:

For weeks after Russian troops forcibly removed Natalya Zhornyk’s teenage son from his school last fall, she had no idea where he was or what had happened to him.

Then came a phone call.

“Mom, come and get me,” said her son, Artem, 15. He had remembered his mother’s phone number and borrowed the school director’s cellphone.

Ms. Zhornyk made him a promise: “When the fighting calms down, I will come.”