MOSCOW, November 22. /TASS/. Russia has sent more than 245 tons of humanitarian aid to the population of the Gaza Strip, and the next delivery of aid is planned for November 23, Russian Emergencies Minister Alexander Kurenkov said.
"Simultaneously with the evacuation of the population, the aviation of the Russian Emergencies Ministry is delivering humanitarian aid cargoes to the population of the Gaza Strip. A total of ten flights delivered more than 245 tons of cargoes to the city of El-Arish (Egypt), both from the Russian Emergencies Ministry and Russia’s constituent entities (food, basic necessities, hygiene products and medicine)," he said at a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the government.
Kurenkov added that another plane with 28 tons of humanitarian aid is scheduled to take off on November 23. The top official explained that the humanitarian aid will first be delivered to the El-Arish military airfield, located 40 kilometers from the Rafah checkpoint. The Egyptian side has decided that the aid will be assembled there and transferred to the Gaza Strip in convoys when allowed. "We accompany this humanitarian aid with the same teams that are at the Rafah crossing. The aid is passing through, we are monitoring it," the emergencies minister added.