MOSCOW, November 28 (RAPSI) – In the first nine months of 2019, Federal Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova received 1,007 applications from Russian citizens locating abroad and seeking protection of their rights, according to her press service.

Most of complaints were sent from neighboring countries (398), including 131 from Ukraine. The applications mostly touched on criminal procedure and penal matters (49 and 25) and migration problems (24).

Moreover, from January to September, Moskalkova received applications from Uzbekistan (42), Kirghizia (40), Azerbaijan (40), Belarus (31), Kazakhstan (26). Requests for rights protection were also submitted from distant countries, including Syria (346), Iraq (82), Iran (82), USA (21), Germany (21). The applicants were mostly concerned about violations of international affairs legislation (516), criminal procedure law (202), migration regulations (146), penal legislation (55), social insurance (23) and family law (10), the statement reads.

Earlier, Moskalkova said that she received over 100 applications from Russians found themselves in a sticky situation abroad in 2019.

This year, 115 applications were submitted not including Russian women locating in Syria, whose complaints exceeded the number of 1,000, Moskalkova said during the meeting of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs on November 22.

According to the ombudsman, the applications were lodged by people from a deprived background including political infighting pawns, those who ignored laws of a foreign state, people who found themselves in a hard situation because of competition, and others.