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New Russian Humanitarian Convoy for Donbas Ready for Departure: Ministry

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According to a Russian Emergencies Ministry's offical, the humanitarian aid includes construction materials for Ukrainian regions’ destroyed infrastructure, as well as food and other essentials.

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, November 29 (Sputnik) — New Russian humanitarian aid convoy for eastern Ukraine is now formed and ready for departure, the deputy head of the crisis management center with the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Oleg Voronov, said Saturday.

“The convoy is formed, loaded with the humanitarian aid and ready for departure. There are over 100 trucks, which will deliver over 1,200 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbas,” he said.

According to Voronov, the aid includes construction materials for restoration of the regions’ destroyed infrastructure, as well as food and other essentials.

On Thursday, the convoy left the city of Noginsk in the Moscow region and headed toward the Rostov region. On Friday, Ukrainian border service stated that it has received information from Russian side on new humanitarian convoy, and said it was ready to process documents.

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On Saturday, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry allowed media workers to see what was inside the trucks. Journalists chose different trucks and were able to make sure that they were loaded with the declared cargo.

In April, Kiev forces began military operation against independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, who refused to recognize legitimacy of the new government that came to power after a February coup. According to the UN, the confrontation has claimed lives of over 3,700 people. On September 5, the opposing sides reached a ceasefire agreement at a Contact Group meeting in Minsk.

Due to the conflict, Ukraine's southeastern regions are dealing with a severe humanitarian catastrophe, with many citizens struggling without clean water, electricity and other essentials.

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