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Humanitarian situation in Donbas remains complicated — Russian minister

November 06, 2015, 15:19 UTC+3
The Russian Emergencies Ministry has sent 43 humanitarian convoys with the cargo over 52,000 tonnes to Donbas
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Russia’s Minister of Emergencies Vladimir Puchkov

Russia’s Minister of Emergencies Vladimir Puchkov

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MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/ Russia’s Minister of Emergencies Vladimir Puchkov has called the humanitarian situation in Donbas complicated.

"The humanitarian situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions remains very complicated," he said at a meeting with the UN Deputy Secretary-General Stephen O’Brien.

The minister said his authority had sent to the Ukrainian regions 43 humanitarian convoys with the cargo over 52,000 tonnes.

He said the cargo included food, medicines, essentials and everything necessary for sustainable work of all social facilities and of infrastructures.

"We have also supplied books for students and school pupils," he said. "And of course, by every humanitarian convoy we have been shipping equipment for our counterparts, fire brigades and rescuers, who in complicated situations are extinguishing fires and fighting emergencies."

In sending the humanitarian convoys, the ministry complies fully with requirements of international documents on humanitarian aid, cooperates with the structures of the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Ukrainian counterparts.

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