MOSCOW, April 30. /TASS/. Russia has delivered more than 16,800 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Ukraine since March 2, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, the chief of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said on Saturday.
"Since March 2, the Russian Federation has already delivered 16,805.9 tonnes of daily essentials, foodstuffs, medicines and medical products and carried out 941 humanitarian actions. Of those, eight have been held in the past 24 hours in the Donetsk People’s Republic and in the Zaporozhye Region, when 316.8 tonnes of humanitarian aid were handed out to civilians," said Mizintsev, who heads the Russian Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine.
Additionally, Mizintsev said that federal executive bodies along with Russian regions, a wide range of public organizations and patriotic movements continue to accumulate humanitarian aid. More than 23,000 tonnes of daily essentials and food kits, including baby food and essential medicines, have been readied at collection points, he said.