MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Teenagers who had got lost in Belarus were returned to their parents by Khabarovsk transport policemen
“Employees of the Khabarovsk Linear Administration for Transport of the Russian MIA returned to the family the missing teenagers put on the alert list in Vitebsk of the Republic of Belarus,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
Without notifying their parents, the two brothers aged 18 and 16 and their 15-year old sister had bought Moscow-Vladivostok train tickets and had gone to the Far East. Transport policemen showed vigilance, owing to which the minors did not suffer and were returned to their parents.
The Duty Unit of the Khabarovsk Linear Administration for Transport of the Russian MIA received a telephone message from Vitebsk of the Republic of Belarus about the missing teenagers–citizens of Belarus who had purchased tickets for the Moscow-Vladivostok train No. 100 and were put on the alert list. At that moment, the teenagers were in the train moving to the place of destination.
That information was immediately sent to children’s officers of the Khabarovsk Linear Administration for Transport of the Russian MIA. Upon arrival at the Khabarovsk-1 station, the teenagers were taken off the train by transport policemen.
In the course of the conversation, the police found out that the teenager aged 16 and his sister aged 15 had yielded to their 18-year old brother’s persuasion and had gone from home to visit Vladivostok, yet had not notified their parents about that. The teenagers told employees of the Khabarovsk transport police that they had not expected the trip to be so long and had been unaware about the location of Vladivostok.
“The minors were put into the Center of Family and Children Assistance in Khabarovsk. The 18-year old brother of the teenagers refused to go to the Center and continued his trip. By now, the minors have been delivered to his father who urgently arrived by air to Khabarovsk,” added Irina Volk.
Representative of the Public Council of the Administration for Transport of the Russian MIA for the Far Eastern Federal District Oleg Bezgodov provided assistance in accommodation of the teenagers and their father in a hotel of Khabarovsk and organized a short excursion for them.