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Russia sends food aid to Libya
Moscow, July 27, 2011
A Russian government aircraft will
deliver humanitarian aid to Libyan capital Tripoli, a ministry
The emergencies ministry Ilyushin Il-76 plane, carrying 36
tonnes of canned milk, baby food, sugar and rice took off from
an airport near Moscow Tuesday morning.
This was the fourth planeload of humanitarian aid sent by
Russia to Libyans affected by fighting between forces loyal to
Muammar Gaddafi and rebel forces.
Earlier this month, Moscow sent 72 tonnes of aid to Benghazi,
which is controlled by the rebels, and 36 tonnes to Tripoli,
where Gaddafi forces still maintain authority.