25-06-2022 11:38 AM Jerusalem Timing

Russia Sends Syria $1.3m-worth Aid

Russia Sends Syria $1.3m-worth Aid

Russia dispatched another batch of humanitarian aid worth $1.3 million to Syria in an effort to assist the victims of the ongoing turmoil in Syria

Russia dispatched another batch of humanitarian aid worth $1.3 million to Syria in an effort to assist the victims of the ongoing turmoil in Syria.

Syrian refugeesThe Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the new batch, which was delivered to Damascus this week, includes medical equipment, clothes and food supplies, Ria Novosti news agency reported.

The aid, which includes medical equipment, clothes and food supplies, was collected in Russia by the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society, based in St. Petersburg, it said. “The funds for the shipment were donated by Russian Orthodox faithful in response to an appeal by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, in June.”

The Russian ministry further stressed that Moscow would continue to provide the Syrian nation with humanitarian assistance. Moscow says it will also send aid to Syria under the umbrella of different international bodies.

In April, Moscow sent more than 30 tons of similar humanitarian aid to the country.