394 people return to Russia from New York, stuck abroad due to the cancellation of flights in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced by Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, the press service of the diplomatic mission on Facebook reports.
The plane took off from John F. Kennedy Airport on the evening of June 28. Among its passengers 17 babies. According to Antonov, on board are residents of different regions of Russia.
The ambassador noted that a significant part of the passengers on the export flight were on the so-called “humanitarian list”. “On board the plane that we escorted today are 72 passengers who needed to be repatriated for urgent reasons,” Antonov explained. Among them are 24 elderly people, patients who underwent treatment and rehabilitation in the United States or have a disability.
The Ministry of Communications has published a schedule of export flights until July 1
In addition, there are three students on the plane who have been in the United States through educational exchange programs, as well as five students who have completed their studies and dormitories.
The ambassador said that since the start of export flights from the United States, nearly 3.5 thousand Russians have returned to their homeland. The next flight from New York is scheduled for July 5th.
Earlier, the Ministry of Communications announced that from June 20 to July 1, 32 export flights are planned for the return of compatriots stuck in other countries.
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