Russia, March 8, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM / RIA NOVOSTI ) — A Russian emergency situations ministry’s aircraft with humanitarian aid for Libyan refugees landed in Tunisia on early Tuesday, a spokesman for the ministry said, as reported by RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
“The Russian emergencies ministry’s plane landed at the Djerba airport at 0:25 Moscow time [21:25 GMT Monday]. The Il-76 aircraft has delivered another batch of humanitarian cargo,” the spokesman said.
This is the second plane from the Russian emergencies ministry with humanitarian cargo for Libyan refugees in Tunisia. The first plane delivered on Sunday food, nourishment for children and tents.
The unrest in Libya began on February 15, following the ouster of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. Libyans are demanding an end to its leader Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule. Up to 6,000 people had been killed in the anti-government clashes, according to the international human rights organizations. (*)