Thursday 29 August 2013

Russia evacuates citizens

Russia Sends Another Plane to Evacuate Citizens From Syria

28 August, 2013

MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti) - After nearly 90 Russians were evacuated from Syria on Tuesday, the emergencies ministry sent another plane for citizens willing to leave the war-torn country, a spokeswoman said.

An Il-62 plane took off for Latakia. This special flight is for Russian and CIS nationals who had earlier expressed their determination to return to Moscow,” emergencies ministry spokeswoman Irina Rossius said.

A total of 89 people, mostly women and children, returned to Moscow onboard a plane which landed in the Domodedovo airport late on Tuesday.

Situation is Syria, where more than 100,000 people have been killed in a civil war since 2011, further deteriorated last week, following media reports of a chemical attack.

See also this report from yesterday -

Russia has begun to evacuate its citizens from Syria, as its deputy prime minister stated that the West was acting in the Islamic world like "a monkey with a grenade".

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