MOSCOW, March 13 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian plane
carrying 40 metric tons of humanitarian aid is expected to
arrive in Afghanistan on Friday night, an emergencies ministry
The humanitarian load for the impoverished state comprises
essential goods "from food and medicines to tents and clothes,"
the spokesman said on Friday.
Meanwhile, Russia continues its deliveries of wheat flour
to Afghanistan, where about 300 people died last year of hunger
and cold during an unusually severe winter. Some 18,000 metric
tons of flour in 275 rail carriages are expected to be
As of March 13, a total of 140 rail cars, or 50%, have
arrived in the Afghan city of Hairaton on the border with
Uzbekistan, while another 70 are on their way. Under favorable
conditions the deliveries of high-quality flour to Afghanistan
are expected to be completed by mid-April.
Russia also plans to give the Afghan government 50 Kamaz
trucks later this year.