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Lebanon is grateful to Russia for help after massive explosion
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Lebanese authorities expressed gratitude to Moscow for its assistance in eliminating the consequences of the explosion in Beirut, RIA Novosti reports. The Lebanese Ambassador to the Russian Federation Shawki Bou Nassar conveyed words of gratitude to the Russian people and the head of state for condolences and solidarity with the Lebanese people.
According to the diplomat, Lebanon is grateful for the prompt assistance that Russia sent to Lebanon. It includes five planes on which medicines, doctors, a field hospital and a coronavirus testing laboratory on board.
He also expressed the hope that Moscow would continue to provide assistance to the destroyed Beirut. In particular, it will help with the building materials needed to rebuild the city.
On the eve of the Lebanese authorities published a list of victims of the explosion in the port of Beirut. There are no Russian citizens in it.
As Russkiy Mir reported, Russian rescuers began to clear the rubble in the port of the Lebanese capital. EMERCOM employees have already found the bodies of several victims. They were allocated a section adjacent to the elevator, which is half destroyed. The rescuers use dogs to help them find victims under the rubble.