Zaitsev's agent denies allegations that client kidnapped own children
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Nikita Zaitsev's agent Dan Milstein said on Friday there's no truth to the story that the Ottawa Senators defenseman kidnapped his own children in Russia.

Milstein said the children are at Zaitsev's parents' home in Moscow. He added that Zaitsev's ex-wife, Margo Gotovtseva, knows where the children are and that they're safe.

Gotovtseva posted a video on Instagram on Friday which appears to show her children being forcibly taken.

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God knows, I didn't want you to witness all the horror that is going on now in our "family." I think this video needs no comment... but I'm still shaking! Here is already 12 days I do not know where my girls are, do not know whom they are with!! After all, their dad is not even in Russia!! I wrote several applications to all sorts of authorities, including the police, which I counted on, and begged to find my little girls, but so far i have not received any response from any of them!! Their cry is still in my head "mother, mother, i don’t want, help", all this horrible picture for any mother... the feeling of powerlessness against the three adult and rude men running off with the babies into the car... The ear of our nanny was toren, my shoulders and neck were with bruises, because I was grabbed by some unknown man, the babies were forcibly pulled out by their tiny hands, we had nothing to do with the nanny as to let them go, that would just not hurt. I am writing this text, and everything inside shrinks again, from the pain for my kids, for the fact that innocent little girls have to go through this, from the feeling of helplessness in the country and the city where I grew up. For now It's a nightmare, this is not the way how real men should act... and I will fight to the end for my girls... I now turn to my former mother-in-law and father-in-law, and my ex-husband: You can abuse ME, insult ME, and even attack ME! But you have no right to involve TINY GIRLS in your fight with ME! Give me back my daughters and do not injure their childish psyche anymore! @nhlpa @nhl @senators @ottawajournal @ottawasun @ottawacitizen

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She released an additional statement, which contradicts Milstein's words. She says the children were living with her, and although she allowed weekend visitations for the kids to see Zaitsev's parents, she never approved of the children living with them permanently. Gotovtseva added that she hasn't seen or heard from her kids in 12 days.

The Senators are aware of the situation, as they released the following statement Friday, according to TSN 1200:

The Sens announced on Nov. 22 that Zaitsev had gone back to Russia for personal reasons. He missed just one game before returning to the lineup on Nov. 25.

In his first campaign with Ottawa following an offseason trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs, the 28-year-old has recorded seven points in 28 contests.

Zaitsev's agent denies allegations that client kidnapped own children
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