Two Russian Emergency Situations Ministry planes carrying Russians and foreign citizens who have made a decision to leave Nepal due to the earthquake have left Kathmandu.
According to the Russian embassy in Nepal, the two Il-76 planes are carrying 128 citizens of Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Ukraine and Israel.
The planes have taken to Nepal some 100 rescuers from Tsentrospas and the center Lider of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, as well as special equipment for participating in a search and rescue operation and helping the population. Additionally, over two tones of humanitarian cargo needed for assisting the population affected by the earthquake has been brought to Kathmandu.
The Russian rescuers will join the search operation in the areas of Nepal affected by the quake in the nearest future.
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