Russia Evacuates 4 Bulgarians from Libya

Politics » DIPLOMACY | March 31, 2011, Thursday // 10:11
Bulgaria: Russia Evacuates 4 Bulgarians from Libya Libyan men shout slogans during the funeral of Mondher El Mahdi El Daas in the Libyan city of Al-Azizya, about 30 km away from the capital Tripoli, Libya 30 March 2011. Photo by EPA/BGNES

An airplane of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, which left Tunisia on Wednesday, arrived to Moscow with more than 100 passengers on board, including four Bulgarians, evacuated from Libya.

A total of 107 people, including Russians, Bulgarians and citizens of CIS countries, were evacuated during the humanitarian operation, implemented jointly by the Russian Embassies in Tripoli and Tunisia. Western powers also helped with providing security, RIA Novosti reported on Thursday.

The evacuees have been delivered to the Tunisian island of Djerba and then sent to Moscow by a Russian Energencies Ministry plane.

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