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Russian emergency airplane flies to Afghanistan with relief supplies

May 15, 2014, 9:59 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, May 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) has sent relief supplies to Afghanistan, EMERCOM spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky told ITAR-TASS.

“Fulfilling the Russian governmental instruction to provide aid for the population of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, an emergency airplane Ilyushin Il-76 with relief supplies took off at 9.00 am Moscow time (GMT+3) on Thursday from the Moscow regional airfield Ramenskoye to Kabul (Afghanistan’s capital),” Drobyshevsky said.

The airplane Il-76 is bringing a mobile electric power station, tents, blankets, utensils and foodstuffs to the country. The emergency airplane will deliver around 38 tonnes of relief supplies to Afghanistan.

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