Wednesday, 26 February 2003

FAMILIES OF RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS, SPECIALISTS LEAVING IRAQ

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About 50 family members of Russian diplomats in Iraq, personnel of foreign representations, and specialists working in the country will shortly leave on a charter flight, a Russian Embassy official told Interfax on Wednesday. \"On the Foreign Ministry\'s recommendation, family members of the embassy and trade mission personnel and Russian specialists working in Iraq under contracts are being taken home in an organized manner for security reasons,\" the diplomat said. Last week, about 30 Russians left Iraq on a charter flight, and this process will continue, he said.
About 50 family members of Russian diplomats in Iraq, personnel of foreign representations, and specialists working in the country will shortly leave on a charter flight, a Russian Embassy official told Interfax on Wednesday. \"On the Foreign Ministry\'s recommendation, family members of the embassy and trade mission personnel and Russian specialists working in Iraq under contracts are being taken home in an organized manner for security reasons,\" the diplomat said. Last week, about 30 Russians left Iraq on a charter flight, and this process will continue, he said. The diplomat recalled that the Russian Embassy in Baghdad, as well as other Russian diplomatic missions abroad, have an evacuation plan for extreme circumstances. At the same time, he refrained from saying whether the evacuation of Russians from Iraq is proceeding as part of such a plan. \"The evacuation plan is multifaceted and includes many aspects,\" he said. Asked about the emotions of Russians in Iraq, the diplomat replied, \"There is no panic.\" He said about 700 to 800 Russian citizens are currently in Iraq. (Interfax)
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