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Russian humanitarian convoy returns home after delivering relief aid to eastern Ukraine

November 30, 2014, 20:42 updated at: November 30, 2014, 23:05 UTC+3 ROSTOV-ON-DON
"This stage of humanitarian aid was successful, like the previous ones”, deputy chief of the Russian emergencies ministry’s national crisis management centre said
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ROSTOV-ON-DON, November 30. /TASS/. Another stage of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine is over, Oleg Voronov, a deputy chief of the Russian emergencies ministry’s national crisis management centre, told TASS on Sunday.

“All the trucks of the Russian emergencies ministry’s humanitarian convoy that delivered aid to Donetsk and Lugansk have returned to the Rostov region empty. This fact was verified by customs and border officers and journalists. This stage of humanitarian aid was successful, like the previous ones,” he said. 

Ukraine’s border and customs officers examined each truck to certify it was empty. 

Earlier on Sunday, more than 60 truck delivered over 800 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes to Donetsk, and more than 40 trucks delivered over 400 tonnes of aid to Lugansk. The humanitarian aid included building materials and foods, such as canned meat and fish and condensed milk.

This is the eighth humanitarian convoy to eastern Ukraine from Russia since November 16. The previous seven humanitarian convoys delivered a total of 9,500 tonnes of relief aid - building material, foodstuffs and medicines.

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