Russian Humanitarian Convoy Arrives in Donetsk, Luhansk

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Trucks, carrying Russian humanitarian aid, have arrived in Luhansk and Donetsk. On Saturday, Russia's Emergencies Ministry announced that a convoy of over 70 trucks has been formed in the country's Rostov Region.

MOSCOW, November 16 (Sputnik) — Russian humanitarian aid convoy has arrived in Luhansk and Donetsk, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene Sunday.

The trucks are currently being unloaded.

Earlier today, Russian humanitarian aid trucks have arrived in Luhansk.

According to Oleg Voronov, deputy head of the crisis management center with the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the humanitarian cargo consists of 70 trucks (50 destined to Donetsk and 20 to Luhansk) that are expected to deliver 450 metric tons of aid to Ukraine's southeastern regions.

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

The aid convoys have delivered food, water, power generators and medication, as well as warm clothes and winter supplies for residents of the troubled region to replenish their stocks ahead of the approaching winter. The previous convoy arrived in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on November 4.

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