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DPR Expects Russian Humanitarian Convoy to Arrive Early Sunday

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The seventh Russian humanitarian aid convoy with foodstuffs and building materials is to arrive in eastern Ukraine on Sunday morning.

DONETSK, November 15 (Sputnik) — The authorities of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) expect that the seventh Russian humanitarian aid convoy will arrive in eastern Ukraine on Sunday morning, DPR press service announced Saturday.

"The arrival is expected between 9 and 10 a.m. [between 07:00 and 08:00 GMT] November 16," the announcement said, adding that the convoy will bring foodstuffs and building materials.

On Friday the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported that the seventh Russian convoy for Donbas is ready for departure.

On Saturday the ministry's source added that the convoy consists of more than 70 trucks that will deliver to Donetsk and Luhansk more than 450 tons of cargo.

Since August, Russia has sent six aid convoys to eastern Ukraine that has been suffering from a humanitarian crisis after Kiev launched a military operation against the region's independence supporters in April.

The convoys have delivered food, water, power generators and medication, as well as warm clothes and winter supplies for residents of the region ahead of the approaching winter.

The previous Russian humanitarian convoy consisted of 20 trucks and delivered more than 100 tons of aid to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on November 4.

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