MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian IL-62 aircraft bringing Russian and foreign citizens from the conflict-torn Yemen has landed Sunday at the Chkalovsky Airport in the Moscow Region, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
Earlier on Sunday, Sputnik reported that two Russian planes evacuating a total of 366 people took off from the airport of Yemen’s capital Sanaa heading for Moscow. The second aircraft is expected to land at the Chkalovsky Airport later today.
All the evacuated will undergo medical, passport and customs checks and taken by bus to the Russian Foreign Ministry's evacuation center to meet with representatives of their states.
Yemen is currently seeing violent clashes between Houthi militants and troops loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
Late in March, Hadi asked the Arab League for military aid and, following his request, a Saudi Arabia-led coalition began hitting Houthi positions in Yemen with airstrikes.