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Russian humanitarian aid reaches Ukraine’s self-proclaimed republics

November 02, 2014, 9:06 UTC+3
The embattled regions received more than 1,000 tons of humanitarian aid, including foodstuffs, construction materials, fuel and medicines
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A truck convoy, carrying humanitarian aid for the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics

A truck convoy, carrying humanitarian aid for the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics

DONETSK (Rostov region), November 2. /TASS/. A truck convoy of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has delivered another batch of humanitarian aid for the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.

Trucks with medicines and building materials, badly needed for the restoration of the war-torn regions, are being unloaded in the administrative centre of Donetsk.

More than 50 trucks with more than 500 tons of humanitarian aid have also safely reached the city of Luhansk, deputy head of the emergencies ministry’s National Crisis Management Centre Oleg Voronov told TASS.

Warehouses for fuel, building materials and food had been prepared in advance in Luhansk and Donetsk.

On October 31, emergencies ministry drivers delivered in Donbass (the Donetsk and Luhansk regions) about 1,000 tons of relief aid, shared equally between the embattled regions.

This is a fifth Russian humanitarian convoy for Ukraine’s southeast. The first three brought to Donetsk and Luhansk a total of 6,000 tonnes of foods, including cereals and canned foods, and also medical supplies, electricity generators, warm clothing, and bottled drinking water.

As the cargoes were selected, the needs of socially important facilities, such as hospitals, schools and child-care centers, as well as power generating facilities’ demand for fuel were taken into account above all.

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