MOSCOW, July 11 (RAPSI) – Another 33 children have been returned from Iraq to Russia with the assistance of minors’ rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova, the ombudsman's press service has told RAPSI.

According to Kuznetsova, the children have already met with their relatives and guardians.

Earlier, children aged from 1 to 4 years were held in a Baghdad prison along with their prosecuted or convicted mothers.

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.