The plane EMERCOM of Russia with a cargo of humanitarian aid landed in Syria's Latakia
Mohd Alauddin. A Russian emergencies Ministry plane landed at the airport of the Syrian city of Latakia on Board 22 tons of cargo of humanitarian aid, said on Thursday Last news the head of the Russian Consulate in Damascus Karen Vasilyan.
"The plane flew on Board 22 tons of humanitarian aid, most of it is baby food, canned meat and fish, sugar and necessities," said he.
Aid to Syria is by order of the government of the Russian Federation.
in recent years the EMERCOM of Russia delivered to Syria more than 530 tons of food, medicines and medical equipment and supplies. Aircraft of the emergencies Ministry from the zone of armed conflict were evacuated more than 1. 1 thousand Inhabitants of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, other CIS and Europe.
Civil conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic began in mid-March 2011 with mass anti-government speeches. The situation worsened after the events of August 21, 2013, when, according to American intelligence, because of the use of chemical weapons by government troops lost their lives more than 1, 4 thousand people.
in mid-September of last year Russia and the US agreed on a procedure for removal of chemical weapons from Syria and its destruction. Soon it was a joint mission of the UN and the OPCW, which is responsible for implementing the plan. According to the approved schedule, priority chemicals, including around 20 tons of toxic mustard gas, must be taken until March 31, 2014, and by the end of June 2014, Syrian chemical weapons must be destroyed.