Russian plane brings 30 tonnes of relief from Armenia to Syria
HMEIMIM (Syria). July 12 (Interfax-AVN) - A plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has delivered 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid from Armenia to Syria; the overall weight of food and essential goods, which will be airlifted, nears 100 tonnes, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria said on Thursday.
"An Ilyushin Il-76 plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has delivered over 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Hmeimim airbase from Armenia's Zvartnots airfield. In all, planes of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will airlift about 100 tonnes of food and essential goods as humanitarian aid to the people of Syria from Armenia to the Hmeimim airfield," the center said.
The first 30-tonne batch of humanitarian supplies will soon be distributed between Syrian families and refugees returning to populated localities freed from militants, it said.
The Syrians have received buckwheat, rice, vegetable oil, and essential goods, the center said.