People story

Story 11: Marharyta

8-year-old Marharyta lived with her father in the Kherson region when the full-scale war began. In late October 2022, the girl was kidnapped by a neighbor who turned out to be a collaborator. That woman wanted to take Marharyta to Crimea and then to Russia. They have reached another village and the kidnapper left the girl alone in Bereslav because she didn’t have legal documents on the girl.

There are no traces of Marharyta, but the girl was supposedly deported to Russia when the AFU approached the Kherson region. Her mother found the information about the girl on the website of a Russian orphanage. The information said that Marharyta had no family and was ready for adoption. Her mother is trying to bring her daughter back.