EMERCOM plane should leave for Tripoli with humanitarian aid July 7.

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MOSCOW, July 6 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) should leave for Tripoli, Libya’s capital, to deliver humanitarian aid on July 7, the Foreign Ministry press service reported on Wednesday.

Earlier, at 2:40 p.m. Moscow time EMERCOM’s Il-76 plane with 36 tonnes of humanitarian aid on board landed at the Benghazi airport, the press service said. The humanitarian cargo includes foodstuffs.

The aid is provided under the order of Russia’s president and in compliance with the Russian Federation’s governmental order.

Spokesman of 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.”

“This is why Russia has taken a decision to provide urgently equal humanitarian aid to all those who need it in Libya, no matter in what part of the country they are,” he said adding that “Russia has been contacting Tripoli’s authorities and representatives of Libya’s Transitional National Council to work out optimal ways to deliver and distribute such aid.”

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