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A couple who left their children - including a baby girl - unattended while they went out drinking had to be woken up by police and arrested.
The parents left their four young children on their own while they drank in the park.
The children, including a baby girl less than a year old, were left to fend for themselves in the blazing sun.
The children were left unattended as their parents passed out after drinking heavily in a park
Shocked witnesses called police after the couple's children were unable to revive them
Horrified onlookers spotted the unnamed parents getting drunk in the park in the city of Lviv, which is in the Lviv Oblast region of western Ukraine.
The woman, 35, and her husband, 28, passed out after sharing a large quantity of spirits.
Witnesses say the children were too young to look after themselves and were covered in dirt and crying.
Social services are closely monitoring the parents who will have to improve their behaviour if they want to keep any of their children
The mother claimed she was celebrating her birthday with her husband, but did not remember how they ended up in the park
They kept trying to rouse their parents but to no avail, at which point onlookers called the emergency services.
Police arrived at the scene and they eventually managed to wake up the man and woman.
The mother of the children was allegedly so drunk that she struggled to recall the names of her kids and their age.
She claimed she was celebrating her birthday with her husband, but did not remember how they ended up in the park.
The shocking video shows the couple being woken up by police officers after passing out
When the mother was woken up she was unable to give her children's names and ages
The four children were taken into care and they have now been sent to an orphanage.
Authorities say the woman, who is a mum of eight, could now stand to lose her other children.
Social services are closely monitoring the parents who will have to improve their behaviour if they want to keep any of their children.
Head of the local children's department Rostislav Tymkov said: 'The parents still have a chance to change their life within a year.
'If they fail to do so the law provides one way out it - going to court to strip them of their parental rights.'
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