Syria: EMERCOM aircraft delivers 20 tons of humanitarian aid

A Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) Il-86 plane carrying 20 tons of humanitarian aid landed at Latakia airport on Friday night. Syrian workers unloaded the supplies, which included canned meat, fish, milk and sugar, as well as blankets and other essentials. Alexander Tomashov, Deputy Director of EMERCOM's Department of International Activities, confirmed that EMERCOM had delivered food including baby products and condensed milk. "We delivered blankets; it is currently autumn in Syria and people need warm clothes. We delivered aid from [the Russian] State Reserves via a regular EMERCOM flight," he said. The aircraft flew back to Moscow with 56 Russian and CIS citizens who wanted to leave the conflict zone. This flight is the 10th special flight sent by EMERCOM to the country since the situation in Syria began to deteriorate.