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MOSCOW, February 24. /TASS/. The 16th convoy of the Russian Emergencies Ministry carrying humanitarian aid for Donbas citizens has departed for Ukraine, the ministry’s press service said on Tuesday.
The trucks left the Noginsk rescue center outside Moscow on Tuesday morning and are heading to southern Russia’s Rostov Region to be later joined by vehicles from other Russian regions.
The cargo largely consists of foodstuffs, medicines, essentials and building materials. The convoy, which is due to be formed in the coming days, will then head to Donetsk and Luhansk in compliance with all the international rules.
"From Donetsk and Luhansk, the humanitarian cargos will be distributed to the most affected settlements that lack food, primary necessity items and have poor living conditions," the ministry said.
The ministry hopes the delivery of cargo "will help stabilize the situation and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe."
Since mid-August 2014, Russian convoys have delivered more than 20,000 tons of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine.