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Thirteen children orphaned when both parents died from Covid a week apart after couple gave eight foster kids a home


THIRTEEN children have been tragically orphaned after their parents sadly died just a week apart from coronavirus.

Vladimir Rodikov and Diana Rodikova, were parents to five of their own and eight foster children in Lipovy Skitok, Ukraine.

Vladimir Rodikov and his wife Diana Rodikova tragically passed away just a week apart

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Vladimir Rodikov and his wife Diana Rodikova tragically passed away just a week apartCredit: Newsflash
The noble couple were parents to five of their own and eight foster children, who are now orphaned

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The noble couple were parents to five of their own and eight foster children, who are now orphanedCredit: Newsflash

The couple were hospitalised at the Vasilkovsky central district hospital after suffering serious covid complications in March.

The father of the extended family passed away on March 20, while his wife struggled to cling on in a critical condition before she was transferred to the intensive care unit of the Alexander Hospital in Kiev.

The loving mother passed away just a week later on March 29, while their devastated children were put in the care of the Kiev Regional Children’s Hospital.

They have since been relocated to the ‘Sezenkov’, the Kiev regional centre for children.

Only a month and a half before her passing, Diana was awarded ‘Mother Heroine’, an honorary title given by the President of Ukraine to women who have given birth and raised five or more children up to the age of eight.

Diana had been awarded the title of ‘Mother Heroine’ from the President of Ukraine just a month before her death

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Diana had been awarded the title of ‘Mother Heroine’ from the President of Ukraine just a month before her deathCredit: Newsflash
It is hoped that the authorities will keep the children together, as the Rodikov's eldest daughter has offered to take custody of the devastated children

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It is hoped that the authorities will keep the children together, as the Rodikov’s eldest daughter has offered to take custody of the devastated childrenCredit: Newsflash

The couple had moved from the warn-torn district of Donetsk to the Kiev region in 2014, with the hope of starting a new life in an orphanage in the village of Lipovy Skitok.

The deaths of the Rodikov’s has rocked the family with just two of their children at adult age.

Family friend Olga Onishchenko explained that the eldest daughter looks to continue in her parent’s footsteps and has decided, along with her husband, to take custody of the orphaned adolescents, according to news site Novosti Donbassa.

The Kiev Regional State Administration is currently considering her request to take custody of the children.

Ukraine has seen a dramatic spike in Covid cases across the country with 1,652,409 infections and deaths soaring past 32,000.

The country is currently under a state of emergency due to the pandemic that is in place until at least April 30.

The children are currently being cared for at the 'Sezenkov', the Kiev regional centre for children

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The children are currently being cared for at the ‘Sezenkov’, the Kiev regional centre for childrenCredit: Newsflash
The couple both suffered serious covid complications in March after contracting the virus

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The couple both suffered serious covid complications in March after contracting the virusCredit: Newsflash
The huge family had relocated from war-torn Donetsk to the Kiev region in 2014

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The huge family had relocated from war-torn Donetsk to the Kiev region in 2014Credit: Newsflash





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