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MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. The Russian emergencies ministry’s humanitarian convoy to Donbass has reached the state border and is undergoing customs procedures, a ministry spokesman told TASS on Thursday.
"Before the border, the convoy broke in two. One is now at the Donestk border crossing point, the other one has reached the Matveyev Kurgan check point at the border. After customs procedures, the trucks will head for Donetsk and Lugansk," the spokesman said.
The convoy with humanitarian air for residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions set off from the Russian emergencies ministry’s Don rescue centre in the Rostov region at the small hours on Thursday. More than 100 trucks are carrying more than 1,100 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes, primarily food products and medicines.
Since mid-August 2014, the Russian emergencies ministry sent 46 humanitarian convoys with to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. More than 54,600 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes have been delivered in Donbass over that period.