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    Third Russian evacuation plane with 160 people from Yemen landed in the Moscow Region on Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Third Russian plane carrying people evacuated from Yemen landed in the Moscow Region on Saturday.

    The plane carried 160 people, including citizens from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Syria, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Yemen itself. There are 31 children among the evacuated.

    The fourth Russian evacuation plane is expected for landing in several hours. It will also carry 160 people on board.

    Earlier on Saturday, the press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Yemen, Timofey Bykov, said that the embassy was ready to continue evacuation if necessary.

    On Friday night, Russia evacuated 311 people on two passenger aircraft from the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. There were 152 Russian nationals, as well as citizens of Poland, Ukraine and Belarus among those on board the planes.

    Yemen is engulfed in violent confrontation between Houthi rebels and the troops loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has fled the country amid hostilities.

    Following Hadi's request for military aid, Saudi Arabia and several other countries are carrying out airstrikes on Houthis in an attempt to counter their advance.

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