MOSCOW, September 9 (RAPSI) – A plane of Russia’s Defense Ministry with fifteen Russian children onboard returned from Syria overnight into Wednesday, the press service of the minors’ ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova told RAPSI on Wednesday.

During the flight the minors were accompanied by doctors. After the landing they were transferred to an observation center, according to the statement.

This plane carried in particular ill children, Kuznetsova noted. Paralyzed boy and girl as well as children with fragment wounds were sent to a hospital.

After all quarantine measures they will go to their relatives in Astrakhan, Dagestan, Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkaria.

The ombudsman added that the work on the return of a next group of 70 children is underway now.

In August, 26 minors returned from orphanages in Syria’s Damask with the direct assistance of Kuznetsova. This was the first flight after the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions. The children were accompanied by doctors. After all quarantine measures they will be transferred to their relatives.