First candidates cast ballots at presidential election in FranceWorld April 23, 11:26
LIVE updates: French presidential election 2017World April 23, 8:57
Russian soldier’s killer mentally unstable - Armenia’s Investigative CommitteeWorld April 23, 0:48
Sculpture to US president Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled in CrimeaSociety & Culture April 22, 23:11
‘No danger’ for Novaya Gazeta journalists — Chechnya’s headSociety & Culture April 22, 21:54
Roosevelt wanted to buy a piece of Crimea in final days of World War IIWorld April 22, 17:27
FC Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 FC Ural in first official match at renovated stadiumSport April 22, 17:25
Two bandits from IS gang killed in Stavropol territoryWorld April 22, 15:12
Modernization of The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier to begin SeptemberMilitary & Defense April 22, 13:28
MOSCOW, April 30 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has sent to Crimea, a former Ukrainian region that recently became part of Russia, a regular batch of humanitarian assistance, ministry spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky said Wednesday.
“At 15:30 Moscow Time [11:30 GMT], an Il-76 aircraft loaded with humanitarian aid departed from the Ramenskoye airfield in the Moscow Region for Simferopol,” Drobyshevsky told Itar-Tass, adding that food and medical supplies, whose total weight is about 10 tons are on board the plane.
“Since mid-March, various types of transport have brought to Crimea humanitarian cargoes with the total weight of over 2,000 tons,” he added.
The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, a city with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are Russians, signed agreements to reunify with Russia on March 18 after a referendum two days earlier in which an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
The developments came after a coup in Ukraine in February, when new people were brought to power in Ukraine amid deadly riots as President Viktor Yanukovich had to leave Ukraine citing security concerns the same month.