Russians willing to leave Syria to arrive in Moscow on Tuesday

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry airplanes carrying Russian citizens willing to leave Syria are expected to land at Domodedovo Airport outside Moscow on Tuesday evening, a ministry spokesman told Interfax.

"The [Ilyushin] Il-76 and Il-62 aircraft are expected to land in Domodedovo at around 10:00 p.m. Moscow time. They will fly Russians who want to leave Syria back home," the spokesman said.

The ministry has also set up a hotline for relatives of Russian citizens living in Syria and Syrians who live in Russia.

"The hotline telephone number is 8-800-575-17-17. People seeking updates on the situation in this Arab republic can call it," he said.

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