NOGINSK, August 7. /TASS/. The Russian Emergencies Ministry is preparing to dispatch three humanitarian aid convoys to the Donbas region in August, Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov told reporters during the final demonstration exercises of young rescuers of the USAR-2015 International Youth Camp.
"Three convoys are due to be sent [to Donbas] in August," Stepanov said. According to previous media reports, two humanitarian aid convoys were be dispatched to Donbas in August.
Stepanov noted that ahead of the new academic year the Russian Emergencies Ministry would deliver to the Donbas region the necessary literature and other educational materials. "This month we have one important detail — the beginning of the new academic year is approaching, so we try to deliver necessary textbooks to children and educational literature to schools," he said.
In addition to that, it will deliver vital goods to Donbas. "Now there are serious drug and food shortages there, as well as shortages of construction supplies needed for the reconstruction of the region in the run-up to the winter," Stepanov said.
The city of Noginsk in Moscow region is hosting the final demonstration exercises that have brought together 250 young rescuers from 10 countries aged between 13 and 18. The exercises are held within the framework of the USAR-2015 International Youth Camp held under the auspices of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.