Swedish social workers considered that "the examination in Russia led the child to depression" and placed the girl in an orphanage. Elena Shishina turned to the Russian embassy in Sweden for help in returning the child. Dmitry Krylov, press secretary of the Russian embassy in Sweden, told the radio station "Moscow speaking" that the diplomatic mission maintains contact with the Russian woman.
“We confirm receipt of the request from Elena Shishina. We are aware of the situation. For our part, we sent an advisory request to the Swedish social services, but, unfortunately, so far we have not received a response from them. We keep in touch with the mother of the child. According to her, she has a lawyer. So far, we are waiting for a reaction from the Swedish side. We keep the issue under control."
Earlier, the editorial office of the radio station "Moscow speaking" received a letter from the press service of "Russian Mothers". They reported that Elena Shishina contacted them yesterday, and on June 1, 2020, Swedish social services took away her one-year-old daughter. According to the Russian woman, her daughter had colic, but local doctors "found nothing." Then the woman went with the child to Russia, where doctors determined that the child was allergic to milk. After adjusting the diet, the girl's condition improved. After the examination, Elena and her daughter returned to Stockholm. Later, the Swedish family court interpreted this as a blatant act of "mistrust of Swedish medicine on the part of the Russian mother," and "the examination of the child in Russia led the child to depression." The girl was taken to a Swedish orphanage. It is clarified that the girl and her mother have Russian citizenship and Swedish citizenship.