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MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS/. Russian Emergencies Ministry’s convoy with relief supplies for Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine’s south-east left for southern Russia’s Rostov Region. The humanitarian aid convoy departed at about 6am Moscow time (3am GMT) on Tuesday from Moscow Region’s Noginsk rescue center, the ministry’s press service told TASS.
“Rescue drivers who had earlier delivered aid to Donbas, including in hardest weather conditions, are driving trucks loaded with relief supplies,” the press service said.
The aid convoy will make a stopover in the city of Voronezh, 534 kilometers south of Moscow, from where it will head to the Rostov Region, where trucks with relief supplies from other regions will come as well.
“The 12th relief aid convoy which will bring foodstuffs, medicines and other primary necessity items to Donbas has already been created in the Rostov Region,” the ministry’s press service said.
Since August 2014, 11 humanitarian aid convoys have delivered more than 14,800 tons of relief supplies, mainly foodstuffs, medicines, building materials and primary necessity items to Donetsk and Luhansk regions.