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MOSCOW, December 9. /TASS/. Russia has sent a new humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine. The Emergency Situations Ministry’s convoy with humanitarian supplies for the eastern Ukraine departed on Tuesday from the Moscow region to the Rostov region that borders on Ukraine, ministry’s spokesman Aleksandr Drobyshevsky told TASS. According to him, the convoy comprises of 40 trucks.
Drobyshevsky said that this is only a part of the convoy with humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine that will be formed in the Rostov region. “Also, trucks with humanitarian cargoes from Astrakhan, Tver, Taganrog, Krasnodar, Voronezh and other regions have set off for the Rostov region,” said the ministry spokesman.
According to him, another aid convoy will consist of more than 120 trucks that will deliver to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the east of Ukraine more than 1,200 tons of cargoes — food products and prime necessities.
It will be Russia’s ninth convoy with humanitarian aid for eastern Ukraine. Since August 11, eight truck convoys have delivered to Donetsk and Luhansk more than 10,700 tonnes of humanitarian supplies.