MOSCOW, August 27 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has sent a cargo of relief supplies to Syria; on the way back home the Russian plane will take aboard the Russian citizens who want to leave Syria, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) official Irina Rosius told Itar-Tass.
EMERCOM’s Il-76 plane with humanitarian cargo on board totally weighing 20 tons has landed at Latakia airport, Rosius said. Canned food and sugar account for most of the relief supplies, she added.
On the way back to Russia the plane will take aboard both Russian and CIS citizens who want to leave Syria, she said. Approximately 180 people, including more than a hundred Russian citizens, are to leave Syria on Tuesday, the Rosius said.