Russian children’s ombudsman plans to return 32 more minors from Iraq
MOSCOW, October 24 (RAPSI) – Another 32 children are expected to be returned from Iraq to Russia in November, child rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova told journalists on Thursday.
According to Kuznetsova, all required documents are prepared.
She also said that about 560 children, citizens of other states, will stay in Iraq when Russia returns the last group of its children to their homeland. Several foreign parents, keeping watch over these efforts to return minors, decided to acquire Russian citizenship. If they do, four more children will come to Russia, the ombudsman added.
In September 2017, the inter-departmental commission for assistance in children’s return from fighting zones and the commission’s authorized working group were established under the children’s rights commissioner. Their database includes about 700 minors brought out to the Middle East by parents.
Throughout the last year, Kuznetsova was facilitating the return of Russian minors from combat zones in Syria and Iraq and is keeping on it now.
As of today, in total 90 children have already come back home, according to the ombudsman.