Russia has agreed to release six more Ukrainian children to be reunited with their families through Qatar's mediation.
This was stated by Lolwah Al-Khater, a Spokesperson for the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post reports.
The six children are to leave Moscow on December 5 and travel to Ukraine via Belarus. The children are between 7 and 15 years old. In addition, one of the officials, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the mother of an 11-year-old boy from the group of released children is a military officer who is in Russian captivity.
This is the second case of the return of Ukrainian children with the help of Qatar. The first such operation was carried out in October 2023.
"Qatar remains committed to its role as a mediator and a facilitator and sees this success as a positive step that highlights the importance of dialogue and mediation," the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
It will be recalled that on December 2, the Red Cross suspended Belarus' membership due to its involvement in the deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia.