Over 6 tonnes of aid from Russia delivers to Syrian residents

Friday, 24 February 2017

MOSCOW – Russian servicemen have delivered over 6 tonnes (metric tons) of humanitarian aid to residents of the Syrian city of Aleppo and Damascus province, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation informs in its daily bulletin.

A total of 2,320 Syrian citizens received humanitarian aid with a total weight of 6.26 tonnes as a result of the operations.

“Russian aircraft delivered 20.4 [metric] tons of humanitarian aid (food products) in the Deir ez-Zor area using parachute platforms. The aid was provided by the United Nations,” the statement adds.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Russian servicemen for helping people in Syria, including in what concerns humanitarian assistance and medical assistance.

Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian aid deliveries to various parts of Syria and has been facilitating the distribution of UN aid in Syria where a civil war has been ongoing since 2011.

Source by: Internet

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