Staff of Russian Consulate General in Yemen, another 20 Russians evacuated to Djibouti on March 31

Employees of the Russian Consulate General in Yemen, another 20 citizens of Russia and nationals of a number of CIS countries were transported from Aden to Djibouti two days ago, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Employees of the Russian Consulate General in Yemen, another 20 citizens of Russia and nationals of a number of CIS countries were transported from Aden to Djibouti two days ago, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

"A ship of the Russian Navy took aboard employees of the Russian Consulate General and 20 Russians permanently residing in that country, as well as citizens of CIS states and other countries wishing to leave Yemen in the second largest city of Yemen, Aden, on March 31 and transported them to Djibouti. They are pending evacuation to Russia," the ministry said in a report posted on its website.

There are "Ukrainians, Belarusians, Uzbeks, Egyptians, Jordanians and Libyans amongst the evacuees," the ministry said.

"Ten evacuees are children. There have been no casualties in the course of evacuation," the ministry added.

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