EMERCOM sends another humanitarian aid portion to Libya

MOSCOW, July 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Emergency Situation Ministry /EMERCOM/ has forwarded another portion of humanitarian aid to Libya, the ministry’s information department said on Thursday.

“At 09:00 Moscow time, an Il-76 plane left the Ramenskoye airport in the Moscow Region for Benghazi,” the source said. “The special flight will deliver 36 tonnes of humanitarian aid.”

In early July, EMERCOM planes delivered to Tripoli and Benghazi 72 tonnes of humanitarian aid.

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.”

“This is why Russia has made 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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