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Russia Sends 27 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

On Thursday, Russia dispatched 27 metric tons of humanitarian assistance intended for the civilian population in the Gaza Strip, with the aid to be subsequently transported from Egypt, as announced by Moscow’s Ministry of Emergency Situations.

In an official statement, Deputy Minister Ilya Denisov revealed that a dedicated aircraft had departed from Ramenskoye Airport near Moscow en route to El-Arish in Egypt. The Russian humanitarian relief would be transferred to the Egyptian Red Crescent for onward delivery to the Gaza Strip. The assistance package included essential items such as wheat, sugar, rice, and pasta.

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The previous day, U.S. President Joe Biden had disclosed a pact aimed at facilitating the much-needed distribution of humanitarian aid to Gaza, a region enduring the impact of relentless Israeli aerial assaults, prompting the displacement of approximately one million people. Following in-person discussions within Israel and extensive diplomatic negotiations with Egypt, Biden announced that a limited number of trucks would be permitted to cross the sealed Rafah border crossing from Egypt into Gaza starting on Friday.

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