Russia sends more humanitarian aid to Tripoli

09:22, July 27, 2011      

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A Russian plane carrying 36.2 tons of humanitarian aid left for the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Tuesday morning, according to the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

A ministry spokesman told local reporters an Ilyushin Il-76 carrying dairy products, baby food, sugar and rice took off from Ramenskoye air field at 9:00 a.m. Moscow time (0500 GMT).

It is the fourth plane-load of humanitarian aid sent by Russia to Libya. Russia has delivered a total of 72 tons of aid to the stronghold of Libyan opposition Benghazi and 36 tons to Tripoli this month.

Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern over the deterioration of the North African country's humanitarian situation.

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