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The Russian Defence Ministry has completed an emergency evacuation of Russians from the city of Wuhan and Hubei province of the People's Republic of China to the Russian Federation


The Russian Defence Ministry has fulfilled the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin, to urgently evacuate Russian citizens from the city of Wuhan and Hubei province of the People's Republic of China to the Russian Federation, delivering 144 people to the Tyumen region by Aerospace Forces.

By order of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, an aviation group of the Russian Defence Ministry was created at the airfield of the Eastern Military District during the day, including five Il-76 aircraft with teams of highly qualified military doctors and specialists of the military Department in the field of virology.

During the task of evacuating citizens from China, the pilots spent about a day in the air.

At Tyumen airport, Il-76MD military transport aircraft, crews and specialists of the Russian Defence Ministry involved in the event were specially processed.

Currently, the aircrafts are relocated to the operational airfield.

All flight personnel, military medics and other specialists of the Russian Defence Ministry involved in the evacuation of citizens from the city of Wuhan and Hubei province of the People's Republic of China were sent to one of the institutions of the Russian military Department to undergo an in-depth medical examination and stay under the dynamic supervision of military medics for a set period of time.

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