MAKHACHKALA, February 7. / TASS /. Eight of the 26 children brought in Friday night from Syria to Russia will be transported to Dagestan, their relatives have already left for them, Marina Yezhova, the ombudsman for children in Dagestan, told TASS on Friday.
"Of the 26 children brought from Syria to Russia, eight are ours. Among them, four are boys of different ages, the rest are girls. In the near future, the children will be delivered to Dagestan," Yezhova said.
According to her, the children will be delivered to the republic "by their relatives, guardians and legal representatives who are already in Moscow."
On Friday, the Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights Anna Kuznetsova said that 26 children had returned to Russia from Syria. According to her, the age of children is from two to 17 years. Now the children and their relatives are at the National Medical Research Center for Health (NMRC).
In Syria and Iraq, there are dozens of children of Russians who fought on the side of the Islamic State terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation or married militants. In 2017, terrorists began sending these children to indoctrination and military training camps to join their ranks. Since 2017, the Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child in the Russian Federation, together with a number of departments, has been working to return children trapped in the zone of armed conflict.