"This information [concerning controversial cases of US citizens adopting Russian children] is needed in order to go ahead with investigations carried out by the [Russian] Investigative Committee into the cases of Russian children being killed, injured and maltreated, but the information has not been provided," Dolgov said.
He went on to point out the necessity of a dialogue between Russia and the United States in order to solve issues, both existing and emerging, surrounding the violation of children's rights, saying that Moscow was open to talks.
Dolgov noted that the US side also emphasized the importance of dialogue when it comes to tackling children's rights issues, but it remains to be seen if the United States is genuinely ready to cooperate.
In light of problems and concerns related to the safety of Russian children being adopted in the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin last year signed a law banning adoptions of Russian children by American families.
According to Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner Pavel Astakhov, 19 adopted children from Russia have been killed in the United States over the past 10 years. Concerns have also been expressed over cases when adoptive parents from the United States renounced their parental rights to the children from Russia they had adopted.