Isabelle Farah narrates new ITV documentary 'Ukraine's Stolen Children'!


Ukraine’s Stolen Children, tells the story of Ukrainian children, some of them orphans, who were taken to Russia after the war started and their territory was occupied.

Many were sent to recreational camps in Russia by their parents to escape the shelling, and were then stuck there, sometimes for months, waiting for their mothers or guardians to bring them back. Others were fostered into Russian families.   

The programme follows some of the Ukrainian mothers, godmothers and relatives making the daunting and difficult  journey into a hostile state to find their loved ones - and the volunteers helping them. 

In March 2023, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for President Putin along with Russian Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova for the alleged war crimes of the unlawful deportation and transfer of children. 

This programme includes the first interview with Maria Lvova-Belova by a British broadcaster, and the first Western television interview with an orphan evacuated from the besieged city of Mariupol who was taken in by Belova herself.

Watch on ITV1 at 10:45pm on 23rd October or catch up on ITVX.