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Russia's 11th Humanitarian Convoy Delivers Aid to Luhansk

© Sputnik / Sergei Pivovarov / Go to the photo bankRussian trucks from the 11th convoy carrying humanitarian aid for conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, have arrived in the city of Luhansk
Russian trucks from the 11th convoy carrying humanitarian aid for conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, have arrived in the city of Luhansk - Sputnik International
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Russian Emergencies Ministry stated that trucks from the 11th convoy carrying humanitarian aid for conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, have arrived in the city of Luhansk.

Russian Emergencies Ministry official said that the 11th Russian humanitarian convoy carrying 1,400 tonnes of aid to the war-torn Donbas region is currently heading towards the Russian state border with Ukraine. - Sputnik International
Russia’s 11th Humanitarian Convoy for Donbas Heading to Border With Ukraine
MOSCOW, January 8 (Sputnik) Russian trucks from the 11th convoy carrying humanitarian aid for conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, have arrived in the city of Luhansk, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said Thursday.

"Over 60 vehicles have arrived in Luhansk, delivering over 700 tonnes [nearly 800 tons] of humanitarian aid," deputy head of the crisis management center with the Russian Emergencies Ministry Oleg Voronov told the press.

Despite harsh weather conditions, with temperatures reaching 27 degrees Celsius below zero (-16 F), all the vehicles successfully reached their destination, the ministry said. The vehicles delivered food, medication, essentials and Orthodox Christmas presents for children.

After being unloaded, the trucks will head back to Russia's southern region of Rostov.

Presents for Orthodox Christmas for eastern Ukrainian children will be delivered by Russia's 11th humanitarian convoy to the region - Sputnik International
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Since August 2014, Russia has sent 10 convoys with humanitarian aid to the Donbas region. In total, over 13,000 tons of humanitarian aid was delivered to the conflict-stricken areas in eastern Ukraine.

The Donbas region has been facing a severe humanitarian crisis since Kiev started a military operation against local independence supporters in April 2014.

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