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27 Russian children will return from Iraq to Russia late on Sunday - ombudsman

February 10, 19:18 updated at: February 10, 19:37 UTC+3

The plane of the Emergency Situations Ministry will land at the Ramenskoye airport

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MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Twenty seven Russian children, whose mothers are serving prison terms in Iraq, will return to Russia late on Sunday, the press service of Children’s Rights Commissioner for the Russian President Anna Kuznetsova, reported.

"Tonight, a plane of the Emergency Situations Ministry will land at the Ramenskoye airport bringing back 27 children aged between 4 to 13, from 10 Russian regions, from Iraq," the spokesperson said.

The official added that the children will be taken to the National Medical Research Center for Children's Health. There they will be handed to their relatives and guardians. All the necessary documents for custody are ready.

Earlier, Kuznetsova said that nearly 40 Russian children, whose mothers are serving prison terms in Iraq, are expected to return to Russia in February.

On December 30, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s flight evacuated 30 Russian children aged between three and 15 years from Iraq. According to Kuznetsova’s press service, an inter-agency commission dealing with the return of children from combat zones has information about 699 underage Russian nationals whose parents took them to the Middle East.

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