The Russian side is helping foreigners who find themselves abroad during the coronavirus pandemic to return home.
So, Russia did not pay attention to the disagreements with Kiev and took out Ukrainians and Russians from Africa on a special flight.
Denis Mikerin, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported about this.
A plane arrived in Moscow and flew to Africa several times. In addition to 197 Russians, there were foreigners on board: five citizens of Ukraine and three citizens of Kazakhstan.
“We did have foreigners on board, we do not make any difference in this regard: if people turn to us, we naturally try to help everyone if there are free seats. The priority, of course, is for the citizens of the Russian Federation”, — the diplomat said.
He noted that this is not the first time the Russian aircraft has been taking out Ukrainians. Russia is cooperating with the Ukrainian embassy on this issue.