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Russia sends 350 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Donbass

Late on Thursday, the convoy will return to the Donskoy rescue center

MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. The Russian emergencies ministry has sent a yet another convoy of vehicles in the early hours of Thursday to deliver humanitarian assistance to eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region, a ministry spokesperson told TASS.

"The 92nd vehicle convoy of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry departed from the Donskoy rescue center and headed towards the border," the ministry said.

The convoy will head toward the Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan crossings of the Russian-Ukrainian border, where it will undergo customs procedures in line with the international law on humanitarian deliveries. After that, it will proceed to Donetsk and Lugansk, where the vehicles will be unloaded.

The convoy carries over 350 tonnes of humanitarian cargo, mostly children’s food sets.

Late on Thursday, the convoy will return to the Donskoy rescue center.

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has been delivering humanitarian aid to citizens of Donbass since August 2014, which included food, medicines and other essential commodities. In total, Russia has already delivered over 80,000 tonnes of cargo to residents of the conflict-hit areas.