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Russians to be evacuated from Syria

2013-01-21 21:37

Moscow - The Russian government says it is sending two planes to Lebanon to evacuate Russians from Syria, the first such effort since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad began in March 2011.

The Emergency Situations Ministry said two of its planes will fly to Beirut on Tuesday to carry more than 100 Russians from Syria.

Monday's announcement appears to reflect Moscow's increasing doubts about Assad's ability to cling to power and growing concerns about the safety of its citizens.

Russia's Foreign Ministry has said that it has contingency plans in place to evacuate thousands of Russians from Syria.

Russia has been the main ally of Assad since the start of the conflict, using its veto power at the UN Security Council to shield the Syrian strongman from sanctions.

Comments
  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-01-22 05:38

    . They will take all their Russians out, but leave their hero assad to be lynched. What a lousy bunch of bastards these Russians are !! Than they will keep their naval base, and sell their arms to the new government. Sixty thousand Syrians dead, for; putting their finger up to the West! Putin===the ugly rot of international politics !!!

  • sisie.indola - 2013-01-22 08:10

    Okay - once they started evacuating the Russians you know the end is near. Assad will be left holding his balls.

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