Russian plane to evacuate Russian, CIS citizens from Syria
Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry will dispatch a plane to Syria to evacuate Russian citizens and citizens of countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
An Ilyushin Il-62 will fly out to Latakia on October 8, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesperson Irina Rossius told Interfax, "The plane's departure is set for the morning of October 8," she said,.
The plane will be able to evacuate 100 citizens of Russia and CIS countries. "Most of them are women and children," Rossius said.
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