Thirty Russian children will be evacuated from Iraq to Russia on December 30, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on his Telegram channel.
"On December 30, the children will be taken from Iraq to Russia. A plane with 30 boys and girls onboard will land at one of the airfields in the Moscow Region. These are three children from Chechnya, one from Moscow and Penza, and 24 others from Dagestan," TASS cited Kadyrov as saying.
According to the Chechen leader, this is "the result of a tremendous effort carried out throughout the entire year" at the instruction of the Russian president.
He thanked Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Russian Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights Anna Kuznetsova for their assistance.