2 Russian aid planes leave for Kyrgyzstan

10:47, June 17, 2010      

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Two of three Russian planes carrying humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan have departed from Moscow on Wednesday.

The two Il-76 aircraft from Russian Emergency Situations Ministry left for Kyrgyz capital Bishkek from the Ramenskoye Airfield of Moscow region at 10 a.m. (0600 GMT) and 11 a.m. (0700 GMT) Moscow time separately, news agencies reported.

The third aid plane will also leave for Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday.

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.

Also on Wednesday, Russian media reported citing a statement from Kyrgyz interim government that the head of Kyrgyz Security Council, Alik Orozov, was on his way to Moscow to discuss the ongoing unrest in the country.

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