Humanitarian cargo from Russia was sent to the Syrian province of Hasakeh for the first time
In the port of Tartus, more than 170 tons of humanitarian cargo is loaded on road transport with subsequent delivery to three departments of the center for reconciliation of opposing sides in areas east of the Euphrates. The length of the route is more than 1.5 thousand kilometers one way.
A convoy of trucks will deliver the cargo to three localities, where humanitarian aid will be transferred to local administrations through representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides, who will distribute it among the population.
A military police unit and army aviation will guard the humanitarian convoy along the entire route. Areas of movement of the column are first explored using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Earlier, the Russian container ship "Sparta-2" brought almost 850 tons of humanitarian cargo to the Syrian port of Tartus: 53 containers with rice, cereals, canned food, tea and even condensed milk. It was decided to distribute humanitarian aid to Syria as soon as possible in honor of a special occasion — the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic war. The first column of seven vehicles with more than 60 tons of cargo went to the settlement of Hatla in the province of Deir ez-Zor.