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    Russia's Foreign Ministry thanked television channel RT for help in evacuating Americans trapped in Yemen by reporting on the issue.

    Thanks to RT, the Russian Embassy in Yemen found out about the plight of Americans trapped in Yemen and helped them evacuate.

    "We would like to sincerely thank television channel RT for active technical cooperation and follow-through in this move," Russian Foreign Ministry representative Alexander Lukashevich said.

    The US government had no plans to evacuate its citizens from Yemen despite bombardments and fighting in the country. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Wednesday that Americans stuck in Yemen should go to other embassies to evacuate.

    RT correspondents were able to find a group of American citizens stuck in Yemen and give the Russian Embassy in Sanaa information about them.

    "There were no American planes at all. There were only Russian ones. Also, I would like to give big thank you to the Russian embassy for calling me and saying that there is an opportunity to leave," US citizen Rezq Ali Awad told RT.

    On March 14, US Secretary of State John Kerry "expressed gratitude for assistance in the evacuation of American citizens," from Yemen to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov  after 18 US citizens were evacuated aboard a Russian ship.

    During the Saudi-led operation "Decisive Storm", coalition air forces blocked Russian Emergency Ministry planes from landing in Yemen.

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    U.S. Department of State, evacuation, Russian Foreign Ministry, RT, Marie Harf, Alexander Lukashevich, Sanaa, Yemen
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