A Russian military transport jet has airlifted some 40 metric tons of essentials from Armenia to people in need in war-torn Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

 

Humanitarian aid

 

“A second batch of food and clothes has been delivered to Syria from Armenia as part of a humanitarian assistance effort. An Il-76 military airlifter of Russia’s Aerospace Forces brought 40 tonnes of preserves, vegetables, fruits, flour, sugar and other essentials to the Hmeymin airbase,” the ministry’s statement read.

 

The first batch of supplies from Armenia, a small ex-Soviet nation in the Caucasus mountains, is already being shared out among worst-hit Syrian towns.