Russia evacuates CIS citizens including Azerbaijanis from Yemen
According to the orders of the President and Government of the Russian Federation, three special flights of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations with the active assistance of the Russian foreign missions in the Republic of Yemen evacuated people from Sana'a and Aden on June 12 and 14, the official website of the ministry said.
About 214 people, who wish to return home, most of them women and children, were evacuated, the report said.
"About 72 are Russian citizens, the rest are citizens of CIS countries - Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Moldova," the Foreign Ministry said.
Demonstrations have continued in Yemen since early February. According to Western media, several hundred people were killed during the events in the country and in recent weeks, the country has recorded clashes with militants taking revenge on the demonstrators killed in clashes with government troops.
A mosque was attacked on June 3 at the residence of President Saleh, in the capital of Yemen. President Saleh and Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Mujawar were both in the residence during the attack and received injuries.