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Emergencies Ministry plane delivers 80 citizens of Russia, CIS states to Moscow from Syria

May 29, 2015, 7:42 UTC+3 MOSCOW
During the flight, the passengers were accompanied by Emergencies Ministry officers and psychologists, who were ready to lend them necessary assistance and support
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MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. The Ilyushin Il-76 plane of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has delivered from Syria to Moscow 80 nationals of Russia and CIS member-countries who expressed desire to leave the conflict zone, the ministry’s press service told TASS.

"The Il-76 flight from Latakia landed in Moscow’s Domodedovo’s airport. It carried 80 people, including 66 citizens of Russia, 7 citizens of Belarus, 4 - of Ukraine and 3 - of Uzbekistan," a source in the press service said. Among the passengers there were 34 children, including little babies.

During the flight, the passengers were accompanied by Emergencies Ministry officers and psychologists, who were ready to lend them necessary assistance and support.

On May 28, this plane delivered more than 21.5 tons of humanitarian aid to Latakia. Among the cargos were foodstuffs, including canned meat and fish, sugar, baby food and staple commodities.

Assistance to Syria is rendered by order of the Russian government.

Over the past few years, the Russian Emergencies Ministry delivered to Syria more than 530 tons of food, medications and other essentials. The ministry’s planes evacuated from the conflict zone more than 1,100 citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, other CIS countries and Europe.

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