France and Russia carry out joint humanitarian aid mission to Syria

A Russian AN-124 cargo airplane delivered 40 tons of French humanitarian aid from an airport in Chateauroux, France, to Hmeymim airbase in Syria, between Friday and Saturday, after starting its mission at Chkalovsky Airport in Russia, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence.

“Today one plane of the Military Transport Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces – an AN-124 Ruslan – delivered more than 40 tons of humanitarian cargo to Hmeymin base from France,” said Head of the Group for Coordination of Cooperation with Foreign Organisations of the Russian Centre for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, Maxim Kasilin.

The humanitarian cargo comprises medicine, daily necessities, clothes and tents.

“This cargo will be transferred to the Syrian Arabic Red Crescent movement. And consequently it will be delivered to the regions that were most afflicted by the hostilities against terrorism,” he added.