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Russian emergencies ministry to send another humanitarian convoy to Donbass

September 30, 2015, 2:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, September 30. /TASS/. Russia’s emergencies ministry will send yet another, the 40th, humanitarian convoy to Donbass, the ministry’s press service told TASS on Wednesday.

"A humanitarian convoy will set off for Donbass from the Don rescue centre of the Russian emergencies ministry early on Wednesday," the press service said.

More than 100 trucks will deliver more than 1,200 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The humanitarian cargoes include food products, such as canned foods, cereals, macaroni, tea and butter, and medicines for health institutions in Donbass.

Humanitarian cargoes were provided by public and trade union organization from Russian regions, the press service said.

The convoy will break in two before the border. One will go to the Donetsk region, and the other - to Lugansk region, after all necessary procedures at border crossing points.

Since August 2014, the Russian emergencies ministry has delivered about 48,000 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes to Donbass.

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