MOSCOW, April 15 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Foreign Ministry is sincerely grateful to the Belgian authorities for assistance to Russian citizens who got involved in a road accident near Antwerp on Sunday.
“A plane of the Russian Emergencies Ministry took off for Moscow from the Brussels airport at 16:45 local time (18:45 Moscow time) on April 15. It had on board six people severely injured in a road accident near Antwerp and two Russian school children who were staying with their hospitalized parents,” says the ministry’s report.
Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Joel Milke who exerted much personal effort to accommodate Russian citizens and help them return home was in the airfield to send off the plane.
The Russian Foreign Ministry “expresses sincere gratitude to Belgian partners for prompt professional actions for assistance to Russian citizens who met with a road accident.”