First plane transporting Russians from Syria lands in Moscow

The first plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry that took aboard Russians from Syria in Beirut, Lebanon, has landed in Moscow, an Interfax correspondent reports.

The Yakovlev Yak-42 landed at the Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 5:07 a.m. Moscow time.

Psychologists of the ministry's psychological emergency center and Centrospas doctors accompanied the Russians in their flight.

A psychological support station was deployed at the Domodedovo Airport to aid Russians brought from the turbulent region.

The plane transported 28 people, including 15 children, ten women and three men, deputy head of the Moscow city emergency situations department Yuri Besedin told reporters.

"We are expecting the soonest arrival of the second plane. A joint task force of Moscow and the Moscow region is working here. Psychologists will aid the arriving people. We have prepared warm clothes and food. Non-Muscovites will be transported to railroad terminals from where they may go to their home towns. Yet 20 people said they wished to stay in Moscow until the arrival of their relatives. We will accommodate them at a health resort in Volodarsky, Moscow region," he said.

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