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Russia’s 24th humanitarian aid convoy for eastern Ukraine in final stage of preparations

April 15, 2015, 4:00 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. Russian Emergencies Ministry’s 24th humanitarian aid convoy for eastern Ukraine will formed up on April 15 and will leave for the conflict-hit regions in Ukraine the following day, a spokesman for the ministry’s national center for crisis situations management said on Wednesday.

"It [the convoy] will be formed after the registration and packing of the cargo on April 15," the spokesman said. "It will leave for Donbass on April 16."

The humanitarian convoy is formed of aid coming from various regions of Russia. On Tuesday, trucks from the Moscow Region city of Noginsk arrived in southern Rostov Region to join the convoy.

Since August 2014, the Russian Emergencies Ministry has delivered more than 30,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Donbass region, including foodstuffs, medicines, building materials, essentials and also seeds for spring sowing campaign.

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