Ship of the Russian Navy "sea of Azov" were evacuated from Yemen, where Arab countries are conducting a special operation against the rebel Houthis, 308 people, and among them 45 citizens of Russia, said the official representative of the Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.
"among evacuated from the war zone in the region of Aden citizens nineteen countries: RF - 45, US - 18, UK - 5, Bulgaria - 1, Estonia 6, Ukraine - 14 of the Republic of Belarus of 9 people, Turkmenistan - 3, Uzbekistan - 8, Azerbaijan - 5, Bahrain - 1, Djibouti - 5, Yemen - 159, Somalia - 1, Palestine - 3, Jordan 13, Cuba - 9, Egypt - 2, Saudi Arabia 1," - said Konashenkov, RIA " Novosti ".
according to his statement, evacuated all the citizens are safe in the cabin of the Russian ship that the morning will bring them to Djibouti. The Commissioner of the Department also said that a Russian military Ship "Azov" performs in the Gulf of Aden scheduled tasks in the framework of anti-piracy operations. First at the Russian Embassy said that on the first day of the weekend-another Russian plane evacuated from Yemen people, who wished to leave the country. In addition, Russian aircraft have evacuated from Yemen about 600 people. For example, on 6 April continued the evacuation of Russian citizens from that state, held in Accordance with the decision of the Russian leadership. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov tried to convince other countries to help Russia in transportation to a safe place foreigners from Yemen. The Saudi air force with the assistance of aviation Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates began on the night of March 19, the operation under the code name "Storm of the determination against the rebels of the movement" Ansar Allah ", which established the oversight of a significant part of the territory of Yemen. Let us also emphasize that, despite the support of a coalition of European countries, Russia and China opposed the bombing of Yemen and called on all parties to the conflict to stop the fire. April 2, Lavrov asked in a persistent form from the UN security Council to fundamentally speak out for an end to violence in Yemen and not to take any side in this conflict.