The Russian emergencies ministry announced early on Saturday that a specialized aircraft transported 105 Russian nationals, who were evacuated from Gaza, back to Moscow. This marks the second consecutive day of such flights.
In a post on Telegram, the ministry said the group, including 55 children, flew home aboard a chartered Ilyushin-76 aircraft. A similar flight arriving a day earlier brought home 101 Russian nationals.
The latest ministry post said more than 760 evacuees had been been brought back to Russia, including more than 360 children.
The Kremlin on Wednesday hailed a cease-fire agreement in Gaza, going into effect on Friday, as the “first good news for a long time” in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. It said humanitarian pauses were the only way to build efforts for a sustainable settlement.