Acceptance of Relief Supplies from Russia

March 19, 2011

  1. On Saturday, March 19, at around noon, relief supplies from Russia arrived at Narita Airport on two aircrafts of the Ministry of Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters in response to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake.

  2. The relief supplies from Russia consist of 17,200 blankets and 3.6 tons of drinking water, and will be sent to the disaster-stricken regions.

  3. The Government of Russia has already sent its rescue teams in two batches (total 156 personnel) to the disaster-stricken regions.  The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the Government of Russia.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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