Airliner with rescuers and psychologists arrives in Syria to pick up Russians, CIS citizens

An airliner of the Emergency Situations' Ministry has arrived in Syria to pick up Russians wishing to leave the country.

"An Ilyushin Il-76 landed in Latakia and will collect from Syria both citizens of Russia and CIS countries wishing to leave," official spokesman for the ministry Irina Rossius told Interfax.

The plane is carrying a team of rescuers and psychologists who will help the passengers during the flight.

People wishing to leave Syria are at Latakia airport already. Their number is being finalized.

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