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Lawmaker calls on diplomats to protect Russians whose kids were taken away in Germany

The parents were preparing documents to return to Russia before the incident happened

MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Russian State Duma (the lower house of parliament) Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has asked Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechayev and Russian Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights Anna Kuznetsova to protect the rights of Germany-based Russian citizens Yulia and Yevgeny Zaibert, whose children were taken away from them by the German authorities.

"Three kids have been taken away from Russian nationals Yulia and Yevgeny Zaibert in Germany. On the night of February 8, police broke into their house. The parents say that police officers did not identify themselves. Yevgeny was beaten, the whole house was turned upside down. After that, the police officers escorted their children out of the house and took them to an unknown destination," Tolstoy wrote on Telegram on Friday.

According to him, "the Zaiberts were preparing documents to return to Russia." "I am requesting our Foreign Ministry, the Russian ambassador to Germany and Children’s Rights Commissioner Anna Kuznetsova to sort out the situation and protect them. I would like to reiterate that the matter concerns Russian citizens," Tolstoy emphasized, adding that he was determined to keep a close eye on the situation.