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Russian Navy ship with 308 evacuees leaves war-torn Yemen

April 12, 2015, 14:34 UTC+3

This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia

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MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. A Russian Navy ship with 308 people evacuated from war-torn Yemen, including 45 Russian nationals, has arrived in Djibouti, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.

"The Priazovye ship of the Russian Navy with 308 citizens from 19 states evacuated the other day from the zone of military operations in the area of Aden [Yemen] has arrived at the port of Djibouti," the spokesman said.

The Priazovye evacuated citizens of different states from the Yemeni coast on Saturday, including 45 Russian citizens, 18 US nationals, 5 UK citizens, one Bulgarian, 6 Estonians, 14 Ukrainians, 9 Belarusians, 3 Turkmens, 8 Uzbekistanis, 5 Azerbaijanis, one citizen of Bahrein, 5 citizens of Djibouti, 158 Yemenis, one citizen of Somalia, 3 Palestinians, 13 Jordanians, 9 Cubans, 2 Egyptians and one citizen of Saudi Arabia, the spokesman said.

The Russian naval ship is on an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

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