The EU flag waves close to the Moldovan Parliament building in Chisinau on July 9, 2021. - Voters in Moldova head to the polls on July 11, 2021 in a snap parliamentary election called by new President Maia Sandu to strengthen her position against pro-Russia forces. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP) (Photo by SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images)
'We are determined to anchor Moldova in the free world:' Moldova's Prime Minister on joining the EU
14:33 - Source: CNN
Chisinau, Moldova CNN  — 

There was nothing obviously untoward about the woman who approached the Palanca border crossing between Ukraine and Moldova with a 15-year-old boy she said was her nephew. But something about the pair just seemed odd. The boy, in particular, appeared embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Suspicious, border officials started asking questions, bringing in social workers and psychologists. “We saw something was not okay, but didn’t know what. So we interviewed them separately,” the psychologist who helped conduct the interview told CNN.