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Russian relief supplies to be delivered to all districts in Syria

November 17, 2013, 17:00 UTC+3 BEIRUT
An airplane with relief supplies from the Russian Health Ministry landed at the Latakia airport overnight to Sunday
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BEIRUT, November 17, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian relief supplies delivered to the Syrian coastal city of Latakia “will be brought to all districts in the country,” an official of the Syrian Health Ministry told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

“The Syrian population needs badly medicines, and medical preparations and dressing material were brought from Russia quite timely,” he noted.

An airplane with relief supplies from the Russian Health Ministry landed at the Latakia airport overnight to Sunday. The airplane Ilyushin Il-76 has brought 44 tonnes of cargoes. “This is fever-relieving and painkilling medicines, dressing material needed for the first medical aid,” an official of the ministry Oleg Salagai said.

The airplane has been unloaded for about three hours, the news agency Suriya al-En reported. Servicemen and students were involved in the unloading operation.

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has delivered more than 200 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes to Syria and neighbouring countries Lebanon and Jordan, 70 more tonnes of relief supplies were brought to Palestinian refugees in Syria. These relief supplies include tents, electric power generators, kitchen utensils, collapsible furniture, blankets, food and children’s food. The Russian emergency airplanes have brought 800 citizens of Russia and the CIS states back to the homeland.

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