Patriarch Kirill and French president discuss Christians’ plight in Middle EastWorld December 05, 17:27
Russian PM calls to analyze transport security legislation after deadly road accidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 17:00
Putin conveys condolences to Obama over Oakland fireRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 16:56
Moscow says UN draft resolution on Aleppo 'inconsistent' with Russia-US movesWorld December 05, 16:49
Federation Speaker says Russia determined to stand up for its citizens abroadRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 16:35
Stoltenberg says NATO continues to strive for more constructive dialogue with MoscowWorld December 05, 16:32
Moscow’s air defense units to get new regimental set of S-400Military & Defense December 05, 16:17
Russian female doctor killed in Aleppo hospital shellingWorld December 05, 15:47
Kremlin comments on Su-33 bomber jet crash in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense December 05, 15:26
MOSCOW, January 22 (Itar-Tass) – A Russian emergencies ministry’s planes, one of the two sent to Beirut to evacuate Russian nations who want to leave Syria, has taken off from Beirut, a ministry spokesman told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“The Yak-42 plane took off from Beirut at 23:12 Moscow time. It will take 28 women and children to Moscow,” the spokesman said.
The other jet, an Lyushin-76, is leaving Beirut soon.
According to Russian diplomat, no large-scale evacuation of Russian citizens is planned. “We are taking home those people who asked help from the Russian embassy in Damascus. These people are from different Syrian regions, who lost their homes and property in the armed conflict,” said a Russian diplomat.