Russia Announces Fourth Humanitarian Convoy to War-Torn East Ukraine

The latest shipment will deliver up to 3,000 tons of aid which includes food, medicine and construction materials

Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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On October 28, a convoy of up to 50 trucks departed from Moscow region. Some of the aid will reach Rostov-on-Don by aircraft and continue on truck from there

NOGINSK (Moscow region), October 28 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will send up to 3,000 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine's southeastern regions within a week, Russian Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

"Within a week the total weight of humanitarian aid will amount to 3,000 metric tons," Stepanov said, adding that it will be delivered both by aircraft and land vehicles.

According to Stepanov, on Tuesday three aircraft will deliver part of the aid to the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, where it will be loaded onto trucks.

The aid includes food, medicine and construction materials that will help residents of southeastern Ukraine to prepare for the winter.

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The deliveries of aid to Ukraine are being carried out in coordination with the Red Cross and the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Earlier today, Russia's Emergency Ministry confirmed that on October 28 a convoy of up to 50 trucks carrying humanitarian aid for the people of Donetsk and Luhansk regions will depart from the city of Noginsk.

Since August, Russia has sent three humanitarian convoys of trucks carrying food, water, power generators, medication and warm clothes to eastern Ukrainian regions, which went through a severe humanitarian crisis due to the military operation initiated by Kiev's authorities in April.

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