Source Pravda.Ru

Russian Humanitarian Base To Be Established In Kabul

Employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived in Afghanistan Monday morning to start establishing a humanitarian base and a mobile field hospital in Kabul, said the press service of the Emergencies Ministry. The humanitarian base will be in charge of delivering and distributing Russian and international humanitarian aid to the Afghan population. Mine clearing experts from the Emergencies Ministry have also come to Afghanistan. They will make sure there are no mines on the road to Kabul and at the spot where the humanitarian base will be located. The press service said that in several days, Russian transport helicopters would arrive in Kabul. A Russian humanitarian convoy will follow them. The convoy will ensure safe delivery of humanitarian freight from Kabul to other territories in Afghanistan. Monday morning, 12 military transport helicopters unloaded, for a period of five and a half hours, humanitarian aid in the Kabul airport and then returned safely. At a Cabinet meeting in the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin said that Russian military and transport aircraft had not conducted operations of this level of complexity for some time now. Mr. Putin mentioned that construction specialists and diplomats, who would help rebuild the Russian Embassy in Kabul, arrived in Kabul along with the group from the Emergencies Ministry.