Russia: no plan for massive evacuation from Syria

Russia announced for the first time Wednesday that it has evacuated families of its diplomats in Syria some time ago but said it is not planning a large-scale evacuation of tens of thousands of its citizens living in Syria.


Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also sought to play down the significance of pulling 77 Russian citizens out of Syria, saying that the two flights that brought them back to Moscow on Wednesday are not the start of a bigger rescue effort as some suspected. (AP)