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Russia pledges to continue aid to Syrian people

June 18, 2014, 15:34 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia will continue sending humanitarian aid to the people of Syria, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Emrgencies Ministry aircraft delivered further supplies of essential items such as blankets and food to the port city of Latakia on June 17, the ministry said.

The return flight took Russian citizens permanently residing in Syria back to Moscow alongside nationals of other former Soviet countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Ninety people, including 62 Russians, were waiting to leave the conflict zone, it added.

“We will continue rendering assistance to Russian citizens who have decided to temporarily leave the Syrian Arab Republic for security reasons,” the statement said.

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