MOSCOW, October 14 (RIA Novosti) – Russia's Emergencies Ministry has sent a plane to Syria to deliver humanitarian aid and bring 90 Russian and CIS nationals to Moscow, ministry spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky said Tuesday.
"Today, on direction of Russia's government, a Russian Emergencies Ministry plane with humanitarian aid onboard took off from Moscow to the Syrian city Latakia," Drobyshevsky said.
A total of 17 tons of cargo, including canned meat, sugar and baby food will be delivered to Syria. In addition, two tons of humanitarian aid from charitable scientific organization Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society is on board the aircraft.
"On the return flight the plane will bring 90 people from Russia and CIS countries who wish to leave the conflict zone, to Moscow," Drobyshevsky added.