MOSCOW, July 31 (Itar-Tass) - The United States claimed that it is impossible to return boy Kirill Kuzmin in Russia under the U.S. laws, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and Supremacy of Law Konstantin Dolgov told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“They said to us that this (the return of the boy to the homeland - Itar-Tass) is impossible under the U.S. laws,” the diplomat said. In his words, Russia cannot affirm for sure that the adoptive parents of the boy are guilty, but Russia has some doubts in the investigation of the death of Maxim Kuzmin.
Dolgov acknowledged that the situation with Kirill Kuzmin is difficult.
“First, the very verdict is an acquittal of the Shatto spouses, they are not the subject of investigation any longer,” he said. “Unfortunately, the full information (over the investigation of the death of Maxim Kuzmin - Itar-Tass) has not been received from the U.S. yet,” he said.
The Russian diplomat stated that there is no consular access to Kirill Kuzmin. “The fact that Kirill is still staying in this family causes concerns,” he said.
The Russian diplomat stated that there is also no consular access to a Russian child, who was adopted by a same-sex couple in the U.S.
Speaking on the situation over the private orphanage Ranch For Kids, he noted that if this children’s home is shut down, it is important for Russia to know where the children will be transferred. “On all these issues we need the detailed information,” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Dolgov acknowledged that there is some positive dynamics in the dialogue with the U.S. on the issue of children, but there is no progress in it yet. “We are working on all issues,” Konstantin Dolgov added.