08-02-14

Latest News Syria: Russian aid

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Two Russian aid aircrafts have landed in Syria’s port city of Latakia carrying humanitarian supplies for the Syrian people who are not only suffering from a deadly foreign-charged war but also US-led sanctions on economic trades including food products.

Head of the Department for International Affairs of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies, Alexander Tomashov, said that the aid stresses the Russian people's support to the Syrian government and people, hoping the crisis will end soon.

Tomashov said Russia will also send more aid, including large amounts of various kinds of medicine.

The aircrafts which arrived in al-Bassel Airport were loaded with 52 tons of different sorts of relief materials.

Russia has sent dozens of planes loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria, the last of which were two planes loaded with 32 tones of humanitarian aid sent on 30th of last December.

On his return from recent talks over Syrian crisis in Switzerland, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem criticized the US and its Western allies for adopting double standards toward Syria.

He asked European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton to explain how can the West put a ban on food products yet at the same time discuss the issue of humanitarian aid shipments.

Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

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30-12-13

Latest News Syria: Russian aid aircraft

Russian aid aircraft lands in Lattakia Airport

Lattakia, Dec 30, 2013 (SANA) – A Russian airplane carrying 32 tons of assorted types of aid, including food, milk for infants, canned goods, sugar and assorted supplies, arrived on Monday in al-Bassel Airport in Lattakia.

Director of operations at the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Valeri Chekov, told journalists that this aid is timed to arrive before the New Year holidays, which unfortunately coincide this year the terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of innocent Russian civilians in the city of Volgograd.

Chekov said this aid is a gesture expressing the support of the Russian people and government for the Syrian people, voicing hope that the crisis in Syria will end soon.

In turn, Lattakia Governor Ahmad Sheikh Abdelkader lauded the positions of the Russian people and government in support of Syria and its people in the face of terrorism.
 
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http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/12/30/520048.htm

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