Not without my son

Emil and Anatol

2017

24.06.2018

Current situation

Son and father are still hardly accessible for each other. Anatol endeavours for help and allies inside and outside Ukraine. It is an exhausting fight: not only for the future of the child, but also against the mills of an arbitrary and dilapidated state apparatus.

Since the Maidan uprise, little has changed on the Soviet-styled system of lawlessness and legal nihilism. Reforms are taking place only on the surface.

Foremost, the arch-corrupt and dependent judiciary proves unreformable. It continues to be the instrument of rule and repression by influential oligarchs, bureaucrats and politicians - perverting every legally protected right.

It is a situation of anxiety and hope - in the midst of permanent crisis, stagnation and war ...

 

26.12.2017

"Silent Night, Sorrowful Night" - A prize for the truth

In Germany, thousands of people have had to spend another Advent and Christmas season without their beloved children, grandchildren, nephews or cousins - in mourning and concern for their fate. For Emil and Elias, there has been no change for the better either in 2017. Both are missing again for half a year now.

Anatol's Christmas-Eve video message to the children --> https://youtu.be/LntBVgZjEHQ

All Ukrainian authorities in charge promote or tolerate the kidnappings. And the German government does not stop giving cover for Ukraine's criminal and inhumane behaviour. Abducted children and their parents left behind desperately need their government's responsibility, power and support. Instead they face official indolence, indifference and mass deception - enabled by Chancellor Merkel and her entourage clinging to power in the most meaningless, unpatriotic way.

If there was a politician prize for love of "alternative" truth in the field of international child abduction, plenty of candidates in the German state apparatus would unquestionably deserve it. A prize for love of real truth, however, would go to a single unchallenged - and unlikely - contender: Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Justice Petukhov. For he is the only official in this dirty abduction business having clearly admitted: Ukraine returns no kidnapped child to Germany - and breaches the Hague Convention all along !

The truth from the bandit's mouth: Deputy Minister of Justice Petukhov on television --> https://youtu.be/OygZDR_80kQ

The German government hides and denies this important fact until today. It continues to send its citizens without any preparation and support into child-return procedures that are materially and mentally ruinous and lead into nothing after long years. Those who deceive and lie to their own people are just as criminal as a cartographer who supplies falsified maps to his country's sailors on their way into the stormy sea.

 

19.09.2017

Ukrainian blockade - More from the judiciary's counterfeit workshop

For more than half a year, Anatol's urgent lawsuit on child abduction, abuse and mistreatment has been pending at Kyiv-Solomyanskiy's arch-corrupt District Court. The judge in charge Kitsyuk is still suspended after her big spring-time scandal concerning abuse of powers. The case has now been passed on to the (even colder and more Soviet) Presiding Judge Sheremetyeva. In a snap trial, she ignores all issues of child welfare and whereabouts and a pile of police protocols on access denial - and then dismisses the claim for formal reasons.

The reasoning is exemplary for Soviet-bureaucratic back-room counterfeits: Sheremetyeva alleges a second procedure of same content to be in place and calls it impermissible under Ukraine's rules. Expectedly, her judgment gives no detail of this (fictitious) second procedure.

Thus, the case falls due for appeal at Ukraine's infamous High Courts. From father's viewpoint, it is tantamount to further years of blockade. Since Emil's kidnapping, Anatol had to go through more than 30 Ukrainian court sessions on repatriation and custody rights, without the slightest improvement of the situation. Other foreign fathers have to suffer the same ordeal - because Ukraine's Soviet structures want it this way.

Rampant court corruption: Anatol's video message to the missing children --> https://youtu.be/j8EpURxasOs

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Again, the German government's long-standing litany is compromised, according to which "Ukrainian court rulings deserve respect". The responsible bigwigs in Berlin and Bonn suppress the truth about the anti-child and anti-citizen excesses of Ukraine's bandit justice. All the more, they would never demand Ukraine's respect for German court judgments and arrest warrants - let alone for international treaties, basic human rights and the elementary rules of child protection. On both sides, indifference, incompetence and cynicism in all child-welfare matters are just appalling !

 

01.09.2017

EU Association Agreement - Ukraine's ongoing violation of law

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement comes into force. Thereby the lever which powerful Germany can apply to Kyiv's weak government has become even longer: The agreement requires the rule of law and respect for human rights in general - and compliance with the Hague Convention and child protection requirements in particular.

Neither in the long years of negotiations after Maidan Revolution in 2014 nor upon signing the agreement has Ukraine taken any effort to end its rigorous child-abduction and child-retention policies. In this field, violations of international law and human and children's rights unabatedly continue. Ukraine remains a safe haven for its citizens, who kidnap their own children from abroad.

A true Ukrainian national sport lies in eliminating foreign fathers from the lives and minds of their abducted children through official obstruction or repression. Parental victims from EU countries have repeatedly reported humiliation, discrimination and disregard by the Soviet-styled justice and administration - and that they are considered as troublemakers and enemies in this broken system. This is the experience Anatol and Uwe share as irreproachable (!) fathers for almost half a decade.

Especially perverse: By lifting the visa requirements, there is now freedom of travel for Ukrainian citizens in the Schengen area - while the arbitrary travel bans against EU children kidnapped to Ukraine persist !

In the way of an effective political and diplomatic initiative for Emil, Sabina and their German fellow sufferers stand arrogance, mendacity and political corruption of the bigwigs of Germany's Foreign Office and Federal Ministry of Justice.

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With moral camouflage, Germany is run almost only by ideology and opportunism. The government vociferously supports Turkish journalists, Chinese dissidents, Burmese expellees, Polish opposition leaders, Ukrainian prisoners of war or friendly candidates in election campaigns of Western allies - but not the children in need of its own country !! Hungary is regularly pilloried for legally protecting its territory and its population against the mass influx of migrants on the Balkan route. For Ukraine's severe child-abduction crimes, however, there is carte blanche from Berlin.

 

10.07.2017

Fourth anniversary of Emil's abduction

Emil's abduction comes to its fourth anniversary. The child grows up in poor conditions: practically as half-orphan, isolated and locked up, underdeveloped and undercared for, without promotion and life perspective, without continuity and stability. Both his monthly aliments and his top-end German private health insurance remain untouched by the abductor mother.

Though being powerful donor, Germany is reluctant to oppose Ukraine's child-abduction and child-retention policies. Consequently, Soviet-minded justice and administration in Kyiv block any of Anatol's attempts to make the wall around his beloved son permeable. Meanwhile on his 42nd abduction-related Ukraine journey, he even cannot hand over of Emil's birthday presents.

Benevolent police officers have bluntly told Anatol about the views and practice of Ukrainian authorities:

  • As foreigner in a family conflict, he stands on the same level of contempt as an illegal immigrant from sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Only the (selfish) mother interests count, while child welfare and paternal rights are consistently ignored. This means that foreign fathers are massively discriminated against by gender and nationality !
  • "Nobody will help you in this country!"
 

09.05.2017

"Report Mainz" - Politically charged revelations

In Germany's renowned political television magazine "Report Mainz", the investigative journalist Anthes reveals the striking political aspects of Emil's and Sabina's abduction tragedies for the first time. Officially and in front of the camera, Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Justice Petukhov admits: There have been 33 child-return claims from Germany so far, and yet not a single kidnapped German child has been sent back. Thus: The repatriation quota is zero !

Furthermore:

  • Both fathers Uwe and Anatol receive virtually no official help and remain like stateless people left to themselves. The German Embassy in Kyiv rejects Uwe in front of the camera and declines any comment.
  • Ukrainian civil-rights campaigner and lawyer Pronin calls this kind of violation of international law an "absolute standard situation".
  • German lawyer Weisker recalls file censorship and restricted access to information "in consideration of international relations". Both is tantamount to breach of duty and political opportunism of the German authorities , which do not support their fellow citizens in any way.

"REPORT Mainz" -> https://youtu.be/24aFwvO4RUE

Towards millions of television viewers, it is now unequivocally clarified: Ukraine is boycotting the Hague Convention completely - supported by the German policy of toleration and surrender ! This crucial fact and the related figures are hidden from the applicants as long as possible in order to let them run into the void.

 

13.04.2017

Court date without judge

Without further notice, Kyiv-Solomyanskiy's District Judge Kitsyuk does not show up for the court date for reviewing the inhumane, forceful father-son contact rules. This form of spontaneous "leave" is method of choice of the arch-corrupt judiciary to dodge the ongoing integrity checks.

In 2015, Kitsyuk has imposed the repressive 6-hour-per-month regime on Emil and Anatol (with habitual arbitrariness and no legal grounds). On top, she has been recently arrested by Kyiv's Patrol Police for reckless traffic obstruction, drunkenness and inappropriate public appearance.

Ukrainian television report on scandalous Kitsyuk -> https://youtu.be/2QNoEPgsn-s

The scandal throws a spotlight on the antisocial milieu dominating Ukraine's judicial system - and thus determining children's fates, too. It has its peer among those German officials who have turned away from their own people, cover the child theft of Ukraine (and other abductor states), deny any perversion of law and thereby flaunt their contempt for man.

It is Anatol's 40th journey to Ukraine since Emil's abduction in 2013.

 

19.01.2017

Renewed arrest warrant

In the light of Emil's critical situation, Munich's Prosecution Office renews the Interpol arrest warrant against Iryna.

Ukraine ignores it again - and even does not start a criminal investigation.

 

13.01.2017

Anti-corruption expertise

In an expertise on his country's child-abduction policy, Kyiv's renowned lawyer Pronin, member of the Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Council , concludes: Ukraine systematically violates international law and fundamental human rights - and makes child repatriation on legal ways impossible.

Furthermore:

  • The Soviet-styled judiciary is neither independent nor law-abiding. Among the people, it is completely discredited.
  • There is no effective control of judges who abuse their powers and pervert law.
  • The numerous child abduction cases and the illegal and arbitrary administrative and judicial practice show legal nihilism and deep corruption on all state levels.

The expertise is a resounding slap in the face of Germany's government propagandists. Shamelessly and without any sense of responsibility, the Embassy, ​​the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Justice continue to pretend in their external communication that in Ukraine there are a functioning legal system, independence of courts and conformity with the Hague Convention.

 

10.01.2017

Child GULAG Ukraine - Secret travel bans

Police sources in Kyiv confirm to Uwe and Anatol: Behind their back, the Ukrainian authorities have imposed travel bans on Emil and Sabina. Thus, without (most unlikely) consent of the abductor mothers, it is impossible to the children to vsit their fathers or spend their vacation in Germany.

It means: At first, the abductor mothers have set up an inner wall around the children, and then, in its notorious Soviet ways, Ukraine has added an outer wall. Such are the conditions as in the former communist internment system (GULAG): The children are detained, isolated, and moved from place to place like prisoners - without notification to close relatives.

The civil rights activists, who are committed to the rule of law and therefore to Emil's and Sabina's return to Germany, have investigated: Currently, more than 400 foreign children are illegally retained in Ukraine, with no prospect of repatriation.

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Emil's and Sabina's fate reflect grand politics: Ukraine is practically incapable of reform and incompatible with EU. In 2014, the Maidan movement has swept the former hopefuls Petrenko, Yanchuk and Petukhov to the top of Kyiv's Ministry of Justice. Today, not only in the field of the Hague Convention, these bigwigs sign the same mendacious Soviet-bureaucratic decrees and declarations as their predecessors of the ancien regime. They are no longer recognized by their former allies: corrupted by the system, with some reform polish on the surface. They say "Europe" - and do "Soviet Union". The system clearly seeks to exhaust and to put off foreign fathers. Immediate threats to the kidnapped children's welfare and future are ignored.

In Kyiv, even unpolitical people aware of the situation are ashamed of the harm the Ukrainian state does to kidnapped children and their relatives left behind. On behalf of their country, they apologize to Uwe and Anatol.

 

2016

27.10.2016

Rule of lie

In response to Anatol's help request, the Child-Affairs Chargee and Vice-President of the European Parliament McGuinness informs: Ukraine's Ministry of Justice officially insists that the child-return procedure was appropriate and Emil's stay in Kyiv legal and permanent.

There is not a single word about

  • the systematic deception of foreign child-return applicants,
  • the proven massive violations of international law at all administrative and judicial levels,
  • the child's ongoing isolation and underdevelopment,
  • the state-sponsored efforts of father-child alienation and
  • the catastrophic conditions in the state apparatus.

Rule of lie instead of rule of law - this is Ukrainian reality even after the (unfinished) Maidan revolution.

Beyond its (usually empty) official phrases, the European Parliament does not show any willingness to intervene against the violation of European fundamental values manifested here. The Chairman of the Foreign-Relations Committee Brok plays a particularly negative role, leaving the child-rescue task undone for more than two years.

 

29.09.2016

Next kidnapping

Thanks to advanced parental networking, the latest German-Ukrainian child-abduction case quickly becomes known: The toddler Sofia Z. has been displaced from Lower Bavaria to the Donetsk war zone. When applying for repatriation, the German officials do not inform Sofia's father Hubert at all about the boycott of the Hague Convention and the bleak legal situation in Ukraine. Instead, he meets obvious indifference and disinterest. Effective support is denied as in Emil's case, although Germany's government envoys and parliamentarians are highly present in the region for years.

 

25.04.2016

"Not without my sons" - Second fatherhood

Kyiv-Solomyanskiy's District Court formally declares Anatol's second fatherhood: Elias Yelisey is Emil's brother born in 2014 in Kyiv, as the eleventh-hour offspring from marital end-time. For long, Iryna has kept his existence secret. Due to Iryna's total defiance, a paternity test has been done only by court order. Under Ukraine's habitual arbitrariness, the judgment is unexpectedly objective and humane: Every child has a right for knowing its biological father !

Remarkably, in contrast to Emil's case, the Ukrainian authorities do not restrict the contact between Elias and Anatol. Officially, both can be together whenever and wherever they want to. Nevertheless, Iryna denies access off Anatol's regular visits to Emil.

Elias has not gone through a brutal abduction odyssey - and therefore appears less hurt and troubled than Emil. Likewise, the father-son relationship is filled with warmth and mutual curiosity. Iryna and her mother respond with constantly high aggressiveness and massive intereference. Elias is just as exposed to the women's defiance, narcissism and paranoia as Emil. Under this insane dictatorship, the children lack stability, continuity and healthy opportunities for thriving. There are further lock-outs - protocoled by Police without consequences.

In spite of Anatol's repeated complaints against these oppressive conditions, Soviet-minded Children's Office does not step in. Now Anatol has to suffer twice with his beloved sons. In lawless Ukraine, his hands are tied.

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Note:

Like Emil, Elias is permanently deprived of his rights and locked away. As, however, the frame is different from cross-border kidnapping, his case does not fall under the Hague Convention. Therefore its details are reported elsewhere.

Elias's chronicle --> https://www.facebook.com/nichtohneemil/

 

2013

29.08.2013

Repatriation claim - according to Hague Convention on International Child Abduction

With a heavy heart, Anatol submits an official child-return claim to Ukraine's Ministry of Justice via Germany's Federal Justice Agency (BfJ). It is based on the civilian Hague Convention on International Child Abduction of 1980, which has international legal status.

The Convention obliges the country of destination to immediately return an abducted child to the country of origin, which is assigned any custody settlement. In Emil's case, repatriation is absolutely mandatory, since

  • the child is retained on Ukrainian territory without its father's consent,
  • the child's father is in full possession of parental custody rights at the time of the kidnapping,
  • the child, as properly registered inhabitant and citizen of Germany, has its habitual residence in Munich County and
  • the return claim is filed within one year.

The BfJ states: Ukraine uses to cooperates well and to examine thoroughly, and observes the Convention "in principle". This will prove as deliberate deception - and opens the way into a deep political swamp of betrayal and corruption, arbitrariness and abuse of power, conspiracy and collaboration, falsification and censorship.

What is actually looming in Ukraine: a year-long show trial of Soviet style - with predetermined outcome.

 

2012

12.07.2012

Emil's birth

Emil is born as Iryna's and Anatol's son. In spite of its poor conditions, Iryna has chosen a dilapidated public hospital in Kyiv as place of birth. Food and medicine must be brought along, and a generous "patronage" payment to the birth doctor is due.

Family law forth, international law back ... What Anatol does not know yet - but Iryna all the better: It is the essential geographic condition, which will make the Ukrainian authorities always regard Emil as a purely native child.

This is the first act of the upcoming drama.

 

01.05.2012

Wedding in Kyiv

Offspring is underway ! After some "everyday-life training" in Germany and months of bureaucratic obstacle course, Iryna and Anatol marry in Kyiv.

Prior to wedding, they have opted for Munich as center of life.

 

2011

17.04.2011

From the coastal path to the path of life

Hiking for days along the Lycian coastal path between Antalya and Marmaris has brought Iryna and Anatol firmly together.

It is the prelude to a moving relationship - with plenty of commuting between Germany and Ukraine under the restrictive Schengen visa regime.

 

2010

01.05.2010

Gentle beginning

Iryna and Anatol meet for the first time as hikers in the Crimean Mountains east of Yalta.

What connects them right away: love for nature, passion for travel and a sense of family.

 
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