Belarussian girl undergoing adaptation course upon return from Italy

MINSK. Sept 30 (Interfax) - Vika Moroz, a Belarussian girl who returned home from Italy on Saturday morning, will be under supervision of Belarussian and Italian psychiatrists until she fully adapts after spending the summer in Italy, Belarussian Ambassador in Italy Alexei Skripko told Interfax.

"The child should get adapted. Pedagogues and psychologists should be delicate with her. When these problems are resolved, we will revert to considering her contacts with the Italian family," Skripko said.

He suggested that a lot will depend on the Italian couple, Alessandro Giusto and Maria Chiara Bornacin, who have been looking after the Belarussian girl for several summers. "We are not ruling out anything, but we deem it necessary to refrain from comments for now," he said.

The Italian family's response to the Italian authorities decision to return Vika Moroz to Belarus following a primary medical examination was "very negative, extremely emotional, and even incorrect," Skripko said. "Logic should come before emotions," he said.

The girl has been placed into a special children's institution, whose location has not been named for ethnical reasons, Skripko said. "The girl is feeling well," he said.