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MOSCOW, July 26 (Itar-Tass) — A plane of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has delivered in Libya another batch of humanitarian aid, a source from the ministry information department told Tass.
“At 14:13 Moscow time, an Il-76 plane landed at Tripoli airport. It has on board 36.2 tons of humanitarian cargoes – milk preserves, baby food, sugar and rice,” the source said.
This is already the fourth batch of relief for Libya. Early in July, EMERCOM planes airlifted to Benghazi 72 tons of humanitarian cargo. Last week, another 36 tons of humanitarian cargos were sent to Benghazi. All in all, Libya has received from Russia over 144 tons of foodstuffs.
The aid is provided under the order of Russia’s president and in compliance with the Russian Federation’s governmental order.
Earlier, spokesman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that “the protracted armed conflict in Libya has caused a dramatic degradation of the country’s humanitarian situation, and Moscow is concerned about it.”