Millionaire mother, 34, who abducted her two British daughters and took them to ...

Millionaire mother, 34, who abducted her two British daughters and took them to Ukraine has been named in landmark court ruling after refusing to bring them back to London Anna Tigipko split from husband in 2015 and moved out of their London home Two years later she fled Britain for her native Ukraine with their two daughters She has 'arrogantly' refused to obey court orders to return the children to the UK She can now be publicly named after losing a court fight to keep the case secret 

By Josh White and Jim Norton for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:35 BST, 16 April 2019 | Updated: 01:40 BST, 16 April 2019

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A millionaire mother who abducted her two British daughters and took them to Ukraine has been named in a landmark ruling.

The daughter of one of Ukraine's richest men, Anna Tigipko, 34, has refused to bring her children back to London after splitting with her husband in 2015.

The court has heard how the businesswoman, who ran a Harley Street clinic, met her future husband in Vienna in 2010. They married in Ukraine in 2012.

Anna Tigipko, 34, took her two children to Ukraine after splitting with her husband in 2015. Now she is refusing to return them to London

Anna Tigipko, 34, took her two children to Ukraine after splitting with her husband in 2015. Now she is refusing to return them to London

The couple lived in a Hampstead mansion until their marriage ended in late 2015. Both children were born in the UK.

After the break-up, Miss Tigipko moved up the road with the children into a £9million home but in 2017 she left Britain with her two daughters.

Although she had permission to take them away for a number of weeks, she has refused to bring them back to the country.

And despite her 'arrogant disregard' for English court orders to return the two girls, she was able to fight being identified in the British press.

The Daily Mail, along with The Times and the BBC, backed the father's challenge to the secrecy surrounding the case.

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