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Tenth convoy to deliver humanitarian aid to east Ukraine — Emergencies Ministry

December 17, 2014, 21:43 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Relief supplies consist of foodstuffs, medications, construction materials and New Year presents
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MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry is forming the tenth convoy, which will deliver humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine, the ministry’s spokesman, Alexander Drobyshevsky, told TASS on Wednesday.

“The convoy includes over 150 trucks, which will deliver over 1,500 tons of humanitarian cargoes to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” Drobyshevsky said.

Relief supplies consist of foodstuffs, medications, construction materials and New Year presents, he said.

The trucks are moving to the Rostov Region from different regions, Drobyshevsky said.

“Twenty-five trucks will leave Russia’s Emergencies Ministry rescue center in Noginsk for Rostov-on-Don at 6 a.m. on December 18 to deliver humanitarian cargoes and New Year presents for residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” he said.

Earlier, Drobyshevsky said, “The convoy will be formed within days and will depart when it is ready.”

As of today about 12,000 tons of humanitarian aid has been delivered to Donbass.

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