EMERGENCY SITUATION: Russia sends a plane to Latakia, Syria to evacuate citizens

Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry has sent a plane to Syria for its citizens who wish to leave the country, Russia’s state news agency Ria Novosti reported.

“An Il-76 plane took off for Latakia on Sunday morning. The plane will carry both Russians and citizens of the Commonwealth of Independent States from Syria,” emergencies ministry spokeswoman said.

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