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MOSCOW, March 12 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) will send humanitarian aid to Syria, ITAR-TASS learnt at the Information Department of the ministry.
“Fulfilling the Russian government’s instructions as of February 28 and March 1, EMERCOM plans to carry out an operation to render humanitarian aid to the population of Syria,” the ministry’s spokesman said.
According to him, two IL-76 of EMERCOM with humanitarian cargoes on board are to fly to Damascus on Monday. Among the cargoes are “tents, blankets, tinned fish and meet, sugar, baby food, tableware and sets of field kitchens with a total weight of 78.39 tons,” the source specified.