Russian ombudsman says has over 1,000 requests for help from Russian women in Syria
MOSCOW. Nov 22 (Interfax) - Russian human rights commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova has said she has already received more than 1,000 requests for help from Russian women currently in Syria.
"I earlier received 115 requests for help from Russian citizens who landed in a difficult situation abroad, not counting women - citizens of the Russian Federation who are in Syria. There are more than 1,000 of these letters," Moskalkova said at a roundtable in the State Duma on Friday.
"A large number of our citizens are still being held in penitentiaries in Ukraine," she said, pledging to continue working with other agencies to secure their return to Russia.