MOSCOW, July 22 (RAPSI) – Eleven minors accompanied by the employees of the Office of Russia’s Child Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova returned to the homeland from Syria overnight into Friday, according to the ombudsman’s press service.

All children were temporarily placed in one of the Moscow hospitals where they would undergo medical examination and receive psychological aid. Following that, they will go to their relatives’ families.

The return of children is conducted upon the order of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

In total, since December 2018, 385 children have come back from the Middle East armed conflict areas.