Child rights commissioner Kuznetsova gets 35 children from Syria back to Russia
MOSCOW, February 7 (RAPSI) – Russian children’s ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova has arrived to Syrian town of Qamishli, where the procedure of return of Russian children found in the territory of a refugee camp, the child rights commissioner’s press-service informs on Friday.
As a result of activities of the inter-departmental commission for assistance in children’s return from fighting zones, established by an order of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, representatives of the children’s ombudsman working in cooperation with officers of Russia’s Defense Ministry, Foreign Ministry, and Health Ministry could determine that some children were Russia’s citizens. Today, 35 such children were handed over to the Russian party; they are to return in their home country soon, the statement reads.
The operation was to become the first step of a new stage of implementation of earlier arrangements, which were a result of hard work aimed to identify the children, prove their citizenship, develop a transparent legal mechanism enabling their return home via numerous working meetings and talks, many of them at the international level, Kuznetsova noted.