Over 360 Russian and CIS citizens expected to leave Baghdad today
ITAR-TASS news agency
15 Apr 04
A total of 365 members of staff of the Tekhpromeksport company will be
flown from Baghdad to Moscow by three special Emergencies Ministry
flights today. ITAR-TASS has learnt this from the Foreign Ministry in
connection with the start of the evacuation of Russian specialists and
CIS citizens. Those returning home include 152 Russian citizens, 172
Ukrainians, 39 Belarusians, one Armenian citizen and one person from
Tajikistan. “On Friday, 16 April, the evacuation measures will
continue,” the Foreign Ministry said.
[ITAR-TASS reported at 1311 gmt on 15 April that an Il-76 Emergencies
Ministry aircraft took off from Baghdad at 1240 gmt today with 116
people on board, including Russian and CIS citizens].