This is a bit convoluted

A millionaire businessman has revealed his fight to bring his daughters back to the UK after his “manipulative and arrogant” ex-wife took them on holiday and never came back.

Ganna Tigipko, 34, flew her children to Ukraine in July last year has refused to bring them back.

A dual Ukrainian-British citizen, Ms Tigipko is the daughter of politician Sergiy Tigipko, 59, who served as Ukraine’s vice prime minister from 2010 to 2012.

Her flouting of a High Court order which prevented her from leaving the country with the girls was described as a “furtive flit” and a “gross act of defiance” by a judge.

Ms Tigipko’s former husband is a Russian businessman living in London who cannot be named to protect his daughters’ identities.

Eh?

Ah, yes. The daughters will have his name, won’t they? Not much of a disguise of their identity, it has to be said….

8 thoughts on “This is a bit convoluted”

  1. ‘Her flouting of a High Court order which prevented her from leaving the country’

    Wut?

    ‘“gross act of defiance” by a judge’

    A British judge. Ukrainian takes kids to Ukraine. Prolly never coming back to UK. Seems like a no brainer.

    Why does the Tele even care?

  2. Gamecock,

    Try taking kids anywhere across a national border as the lone father. Extremely non-trivial expedition dat.

    But mother, yeah, can always just go where she likes with them.

  3. “a High Court order which prevented her from leaving the country with the girls”

    Except that it didn’t prevent it at all, did it?

  4. What value that injunction? English justice sometimes has to be seen to be believed… H/t Lord Justice Cocklecarrot

  5. Suspect that the naming thing is mostly about Google. If someone Googles one of the girls’ names, they won’t find this story. If his surname was in there, then they would.

    It’s not so you can’t find out who he is (and therefore who they are) once you know the story. It’s so you can’t find the story when they apply to you for a job or a place at uni.

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