By empty (2/26/2003 issue of the CACI Analyst)About 50 family members of Russian diplomats in Iraq, personnel of foreign representations, and specialists working in the country will shortly leave on a charter flight, a Russian Embassy official told Interfax on Wednesday. \"On the Foreign Ministry\'s recommendation, family members of the embassy and trade mission personnel and Russian specialists working in Iraq under contracts are being taken home in an organized manner for security reasons,\" the diplomat said. Last week, about 30 Russians left Iraq on a charter flight, and this process will continue, he said.
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