The Ministry of emergency situations of the Russian Federation sent to Syria plane with humanitarian aid, which is on the way back take the Russian citizens and citizens of CIS countries who wished to leave this country, stated to correspondents in a press-service of the emergencies Ministry.
"at 09: 00 MSK from Ramenskoye airfield near Moscow in Latakia flew the Il-76 aircraft in which cabin over 21, 5 tons of humanitarian aid," said Commissioner of the Ministry. Among goods - food products, as well as Among them meat, canned fish, sugar, baby food, and necessities.
Aid to Syria is by order of the government of the Russian Federation.
After unloading in Latakia, the plane will go to the capital of Russia." It will take about 90 Russians, CIS and other foreign countries who wished to leave Syria in connection with the intensification of fighting on its territory, " - said in the MOE.
in recent years the EMERCOM of Russia delivered to Syria more than 530 tons of food, medicines and medical equipment and supplies. Aircraft of the emergencies Ministry from the conflict zone were evacuated more than 1. 1 thousand Inhabitants of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, other CIS and Europe.