It must be said that the patient has the opportunity and the right to directly contact a Ukrainian or Russian clinic. And this practice also has the right to exist, but at the same time you must understand that the relationship between a patient and a foreign clinic or agency will not be regulated by European law, and in case of violation of the terms of the contract, all disputes will have to resolved ONLY in local courts. Without knowing the language, laws, and traditions of a foreign country, given corruption issues, and not having a trusted local attorney, we do not recommend doing so.
It will also not make economic sense in this, since the price of IVF programs in clinics practically does not differ from the cost of programs purchased through surrogacy agencies, since clinics always offer partner agencies a discount and indicate the recommended price for patients. As a result, the price of the clinic and the agency is practically the same. Understand, if this is an honest agency that does not seek to win 2 times.
In addition, it will be quite difficult for a foreigner to obtain reliable information about a surrogacy clinic, and it can turn out that a large and publicized clinic has in reality a very bad reputation. And the patient will not be able to control the actions of a foreign surrogacy clinic while in his own country.