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Red Cross’ first plane with humanitarian aid arrives in Yemen

April 07, 2015, 16:58 UTC+3 PARIS
The first plane was planned to arrive on Monday, but ICRC representatives said "logistics problems" delayed the airliner
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PARIS, April 7. /TASS/. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) first plane with humanitarian aid has landed in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, Agence France-Presse reported on Tuesday.

Earlier, ICRC received permission from the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia to send two planes to Yemen. The first plane was planned to arrive on Monday, but ICRC representatives said "logistics problems" delayed the airliner.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Tuesday that Moscow is considering the possibility of carrying out another round of evacuation from Yemen.

"We continue to attentively follow the dramatic developments in the Yemen Republic and, guided by the principle of parity importance of protecting the interests of our citizens living abroad, we are considering the options of holding additional evacuation from Yemen," the foreign ministry said.

On April 6, a Russian plane evacuated 159 evacuated people from Yemen’s capital Sanaa, including 47 Russians and 89 CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) citizens. Over the last days, Russian planes evacuated around 600 people from Yemen, mostly women and children.

On March 31, UN evacuated its personnel from Yemen for security concerns. Russia started evacuating its nationals from the country as well. Several countries, including Germany, the United States, Turkey and Japan, suspended operation at their respective embassies in Yemen.

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