Media reports on Russian ships call into Ceuta are controversial — embassyRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 22:03
Russia’s telecom watchdog tries to block LinkedIn through courtSociety & Culture October 26, 21:29
DPR envoy reports no constructive discussion on "Steinmeier formula" in MinskWorld October 26, 21:14
Six NATO countries say ready to dispatch their forces to Black Sea areaWorld October 26, 20:43
Moscow refutes allegations about plans for Russian cruiser's call into Spanish portMilitary & Defense October 26, 20:38
US, Israel abstain from UN GA vote condemning Cuba embargoWorld October 26, 20:31
Western sanctions expected to relax gradually in 2017 — ex-finance ministerBusiness & Economy October 26, 20:25
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates intend to see battle for world’s chess crown — FIDE chiefSport October 26, 20:24
Mi-8 helicopter lost in Russia's Yamal was running out of fuel — IACWorld October 26, 20:20
MOSCOW, August 17. /TASS/. A Russian plane carrying humanitarian aid to Syria on its return flight on Monday picked up some 87 citizens who wanted to leave the war-torn country, an emergencies ministry spokesman told TASS.
The Emergencies Ministry aircraft delivered more than 20 tonnes of humanitarian cargo - food products, including canned meat, fish and milk products, and daily necessities - to the port city of Latakia in north-western Syria.
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 (CIS).
"The Il-76 plane is currently flying back from Latakia to Moscow," the spokesman said, adding that: "Some 87 people willing to leave the conflict zone are on board the plane, including 54 Russian citizens, twelve citizens of Syria and ten of Ukraine, as well as citizens of Belarus and Kazakhstan."
In late February, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said at a meeting with Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), that Russia would continue bringing humanitarian aid to the people of Syria.
Over the past years, Russia has delivered more than 500 tonnes of food, medicines and other essentials to the war-torn country. Over 1,000 nationals of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other CIS and European countries have been evacuated from the conflict zone.