Russia Sends Two Planes with Humanitarian Aid to Syria


May 29, 2013



LATTAKIA, (SANA) – Two Russian planes loaded with 30 tons of humanitarian aid arrived in al-Bassel Airport in Lattakia on Tuesday to be delivered by the branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in the province.

Governor of Lattakia province, Suleiman al-Naser, expressed in a statement to the reports the Syrian people’s thanks to Russia for its standing by Syria during the crisis it is going through.

Al-Naser noted that Russia’s stances have always been principled regarding Syria’s just causes and those of other peoples.


For his part, Secretary of Lattakia Branch of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party, Mohammad Shreitah, stressed the importance of the historical relationship binding the Syrian and Russian peoples.

Director of Consular Department at the Russian Embassy in Damascus, Karin Basilyan, was at the airport to receive the Russian planes.

All planes with humanitarian aid which arrived in al-Bassel Airport were unloaded with the cargo transported in cars to reach its destinations by the youth of the Revolutionary Youth Union in Lattakia.

Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, Irina Rossius, said earlier that the planes took off from Moscow to Lattakia, adding that the planes are loaded with food and other equipment.

Russia has sent many planes loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria and to the Syrians in Lebanon and Jordan, who were forced to leave to other countries due to the acts of the armed terrorist groups.




M. Nassr/ H. Said

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