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MOSCOW, September 3 (Itar-Tass) - About 8,000 Russians remain in Syria, according to the consular data, the Russian Foreign Ministry's envoy for Middle East settlement Sergei Vershinin told reporters on Tuesday.
"We give recommendations about some countries and hope they are taken into consideration," he said. "The recommendation not to travel to Syria remains. We also say there is a possibility to leave Syria."
Meanwhile, no additional decisions have been taken to optimise the staff of the Russian Embassy in Damascus, a Russian diplomat said.
“The embassy’s staff is being optimised depending on the situation develops. Any embassy has plans for every occasion. No additional decisions have been taken,” the Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for the Middle East settlement, Sergei Vershinin, said on Tuesday.
“All Russian citizens who are currently in Syria have an opportunity to leave the country. Recommendations not to travel to Syria remain unchanged,” he said.