Two Russian airplanes carrying humanitarian aid have landed in Syria’s port city of Latakia.
The aircraft landed at Bassel al-Assad International Airport on Saturday. The planes carry 10 tonnes of humanitarian aid provided by Russia, according to Syrian media.
On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated Moscow’s support for the government in Damascus in its fight against the Takfiri Daesh terrorists, urging other countries to help Syria in the battle.
“It is necessary, of course, to interact with the ground forces and the most efficient and powerful ground force fighting the Islamic State (Daesh) is the Syrian army. But coordination is needed to prevent various incidents as well,” the Russian foreign minister said.
Lavrov emphasized the need to provide weapons and military equipment to Syria, saying Moscow would continue to train the Syrian forces.
“I can say yet again that our military personnel is there to service Russian equipment, to help the Syrian army use this equipment,” Lavrov said, adding, “And we will continue to deliver this equipment to the Syrian government to ensure it has the needed defense capabilities to confront the terrorist threat.”
Lavrov’s call for aid to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad comes as the United States and its western and regional allies have repeatedly pointed to the Syrian president as being the root cause of the conflict in Syria, which has convulsed the country since March 2011.