First Russian aid plane leaves for Kyrgyzstan

09:05, June 17, 2010      

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The first of three Russian planes carrying humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan has departed from Moscow on Wednesday.

The Il-76 aircraft from Russian Emergency Situations Ministry left for Kyrgyz capital Bishkek from the Ramenskoye Airfield of Moscow region at 10 a.m. Moscow time (0600 GMT), the Interfax news agency reported.

Ministry official Nikolay Pakhomov said Tuesday that three Il-76 planes would deliver more than 120 tons of humanitarian aid, each with 43 tons, including 5,000 blankets, 10 tons of sugar, 17 tons of tinned meat and 4 tons of tinned fish to aid the turbulent Central Asian state.

The current clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan which had left at least 170 people dead and 1762 others wounded, followed violence in May when supporters of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev clashed with backers of the interim government in the southern cities of Osh and Jalalabad.

Bakiyev was ousted in April when riots broke out across the country. At least 85 people were killed and thousands of others injured in those clashes.

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations have called on the international community to set up a humanitarian corridor to deliver the aid.

Source: Xinhua

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