EU evacuees arrive from Libya

2011-02-26 10:05

Bucharest – At least 30 Romanians and other EU citizens arrived here from Libya aboard a military plane, the defence ministry said today.

A total of “24 Romanians and seven other EU citizens” travelled by the C-27 J Spartan plane, the ministry said without giving details on the non-Romanian nationalities.

Another plane remains on hold in Malta for further possible repatriations.

At least 50 Romanians returned home yesterday from Libya aboard another military plane, while 80 others fled the African country on Tuesday, according to the foreign ministry.

Bucharest says that 500 Romanians were in Libya when the violence started. Most of them work for large oil companies.

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