Russian plane takes Russians, Syrians from Syria to Moscow

An Ilyushin Il-62 aircraft of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry airlifted a group of citizens of Russia, Syria and a number of CIS member-states from Syria to Russia on Tuesday, Emergency Situations Ministry press secretary Irina Rossius told journalists.

An Ilyushin Il-62 aircraft of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry airlifted a group of citizens of Russia, Syria and a number of CIS member-states from Syria to Russia on Tuesday, Emergency Situations Ministry press secretary Irina Rossius told journalists.

"The Il-62 en route from Latakia landed at the Domodedovo airport. It brought 76 people who wished to leave Syria," Rossius said.

The aircraft brought 47 Russians, 22 Syrians, six Ukrainians and one Moldovan to Russia, she said, noting that the majority of the passengers were women and children.

A total of 960 citizens of Russia and other CIS member-states have left Syria in 2013.

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