YEREVAN, LATAKIA, Syria—A new plane-load of humanitarian aid from Armenia was sent to Syria and arrived in that country’s city of Latakia, according the Armenian Embassy in Damascus.
The aid, which was transported by Russian Il-76 military aircraft, was received by the Armenian Embassy of Syria, and will be distributed by vans to four cities including Damascus, Aleppo, Kessab, and Latakia. According to the Embassy statement, the aid will be distributed to families most in need.
According to Armenia’s Defense Ministry, the cargo weighed about 18 metric tons and included basic necessities, including food.
The packages were marked with the greeting, “With warm wishes from Armenia.”
Representatives of the Armenia’s defense and emergency situations ministries have also traveled to Syria to organize the delivery and distribution of the cargo.