The little boys were left at the camp, homeless, naked, and barefoot. Their parents claimed to be back in 20 minutes but never returned.
While there are millions of couples in this world who are trying to be parents or are happy with serving and nurturing their kids in the best way possible, there are a few who throw away these little gifts of god for their own selfish needs. A couple in Ukraine abandoned their two little kids at a homeless camp.
Their heartless act came along with an excuse, they did it to "get some rest." Andrey, 3, and younger brother Maksim, 2, survived for a week drinking river water and foraging through waste food items in litter bins in Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Looking at their heart-wrenching condition, the fellow homeless men fed the kids whatever little food they had and kept a watch on the toddlers who were roaming naked around the camp.
Speaking to Daily Mail, one of the homeless persons, Sergey, 42, revealed, "A young couple came and asked to look after their children. The boys were completely naked and barefooted." Explaining the situation further, he said, "The parents said they would go to a shop to buy some food and be back in 20 minutes. Then they went away and never came back."
The young couple were 20-year-old mother Bozhena Synychka and 25-year-old father Volodymyr Zaitsev who left their little ones to fend for themselves because they "were tired of looking after them." While the kids were kept safe by the homeless men, a passerby Olena Tashevska spotted the boys on August 26 and informed the police.
"I had leisure time and went to the Dnipro river. I was looking for a place to sunbathe when I stumbled on the hobos' camp. I was terrified to see two little boys lying there on filthy blankets. They were naked and extremely dirty. I immediately called the police," said Tashevska talking to the local media. Her promptness helped the police officers get to the scene faster. Along with the officers arrived the ambulance and the paramedics who clothed the boys after proper examination.
Spokesperson of the Police department, Dina Kurnikova compared the kids to "Mowgli" from The Jungle Book. Describing the situation on their arrival she said, "The children lived like "Mowgli" boys. They did not wear any clothes and drank water from the river. The boys were constantly hungry and foraged for food on the nearest beach delving into litter bins." Audrey and Maksim were taken to the hospital for a checkup.
Parents dump 'Mowgli' sons, 2 and 3, in homeless camp so they could ‘get some rest’https://t.co/E44jX7qmrS— Irish Daily Mirror (@IrishMirror) September 25, 2019
Talking about the health conditions of the boys, Taisa Klimenko, the pediatrician at Zaporizhia Children's Hospital said that the kids were suffering from cold and malnutrition. Giving full details she said, "The boys suffer from viral infectious disease and malnutrition. They are weak now and barely can walk. The children know their names and ages. They do not ask at all about their parents."
The police officials commenced the search for the parents of the children. On finding them the parents said that the reason they dropped off their sons in the camp was that they "got tired of looking after the boys and needed to have some rest."
According to The Mirror, the parents, Synychka and Zaitsev made their living by scavenging scrap metals and selling it in the market. A criminal investigation has been launched against them for failing to fulfill their parental duties. The duo might face up to 5 years in prison for their negligent act as parents if found guilty.
While the law is trying its force to get justice for the boys, the local social service has planned to sue the parents for grave negligence. For the time being the little boys will be placed in an orphanage until the court comes to a decision.