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Russia to Send Tenth Humanitarian Aid Convoy to East Ukraine on December 21
Saturday, 20 December 2014 16:20
Russia to Send Tenth Humanitarian Aid Convoy to East Ukraine on December 21

18:20 20.12.2014(updated 18:40 20.12.2014)


SAMARA, December 20 (Sputnik) — Russia plans to send another humanitarian aid convoy to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine on December 21, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said Saturday.

"Today we are finishing the preparation on the tenth humanitarian convoy, and early tomorrow morning it will leave [for Donbas]," Puchkov said, adding that the convoy will deliver food, building materials, medical supplies and other goods to the crisis-stricken eastern Ukrainian regions.

This would become the tenth Russian humanitarian convoy to enter eastern Ukraine since August.

According to Puchkov, the Russian Emergencies Ministry together with other agencies and regional authorities has also taken measures to provide assistance and support to people forced to flee eastern Ukraine for Russia.

The Donbas region is suffering from a severe humanitarian crisis as a result of Kiev's military operation against the pro-independence forces in southeastern Ukraine.

In total, Russian convoys have delivered more 12,000 tons of aid to the crisis-stricken Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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