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Yemen: Two Russian planes to evacuate citizens.

On Friday, Moscow sent two aircrafts to evacuate the Russians wishing to leave the country, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

“Friday afternoon in the two planes of the Ministry of Emergency Situations will fly to Yemen, ” said the press service, adding that this is Il-76 and  Il-62.

There are currently about 1000 Russians in Yemen, the scene of violent anti-government protests since early February. According to Western media, several hundred people have died since the beginning of the dispute.

On 2 June, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on Russians living in Yemen to leave the country. The staff of the Russian embassy in Sanaa and Russian consulate General in Aden has been reduced.

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