Russian Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine Reaches Donetsk, Luhansk - Ministry

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Russia's 14th humanitarian aid convoy for southeast Ukraine - Sputnik International
Russia's 14th humanitarian aid convoy to Donbas carrying over 1,800 tons of humanitarian aid has reached Donetsk and Luhansk, Russian Emergency Situations Ministry official said.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's 14th humanitarian aid convoy to Donbas has arrived in Donetsk and Luhansk, an Emergencies Ministry official said Sunday.

"More than 90 vehicles, carrying more than 900 tons of humanitarian aid, have arrived in Donetsk," said Oleg Voronov, deputy chief of the crisis management center with the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, adding that "more than 80 vehicles delivered more than 900 tons of humanitarian aid to Luhansk."

Most of the humanitarian aid comprises food, as well as medicines and construction materials. Textbooks and manuals have been brought for the students of Donetsk National University.

After the vehicles are unloaded, they will head back to Russia, Voronov said.

Earlier in the day, the 14th humanitarian aid convoy split into two parts, having entered Ukraine.

The 14th aid convoy comprises more than 170 vehicles carrying a total of more than 1,800 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of the conflict-torn Donbas.

Ukraine's eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have been suffering from a severe humanitarian crisis as a result of a military operation launched by Kiev against local independence supporters in mid-April, 2014.

Previously, Russia sent 13 aid convoys to Ukraine, carrying more than 18,000 tons of goods since last August. The 13th convoy returned to Russia earlier this week, after bringing over 1,100 tons of aid to Donetsk and Luhansk.

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