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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.