Russian aid aircrafts land in Syria’s Latakia

Russian aid aircrafts land in Syria’s Latakia
Tue Feb 4, 2014 17:07:34

Two Russian aid aircrafts have landed in Syria’s port city of Latakia carrying humanitarian supplies for the Syrian people who are not only suffering from a deadly foreign-charged war but also US-led sanctions on economic trades including food products.

Head of the Department for International Affairs of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies, Alexander Tomashov, said that the aid stresses the Russian people's support to the Syrian government and people, hoping the crisis will end soon.

Tomashov said Russia will also send more aid, including large amounts of various kinds of medicine.

The aircrafts which arrived in al-Bassel Airport were loaded with 52 tons of different sorts of relief materials.

Russia has sent dozens of planes loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria, the last of which were two planes loaded with 32 tones of humanitarian aid sent on 30th of last December.

On his return from recent talks over Syrian crisis in Switzerland, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem criticized the US and its Western allies for adopting double standards toward Syria.

He asked European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton to explain how can the West put a ban on food products yet at the same time discuss the issue of humanitarian aid shipments.

Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.


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