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    Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoys for East Ukraine (251)

    Russia is planning to send the 11th humanitarian aid convoy to the war-torn eastern Ukraine on January 8.

    MOSCOW, January 3 (Sputnik) — Russia’s 11th humanitarian aid convoy to the conflict-torn Donbas region in eastern Ukraine will be sent on January 8, head of the Russian National Crisis Management Center Viktor Yatsutsenko said Saturday.

    "The 11th humanitarian aid convoy is scheduled to leave on January 8," Yatsutsenko said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

    The convoy will include 120 vehicles and is set to deliver more than 1,400 tonnes of aid, he added.

    Since August, Russian convoys have delivered some 13,400 tonnes of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine, including food, medicines, power generators and warm winter clothing.

    The Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Donbas are facing a major humanitarian crisis after Kiev-led forces began a military operation against local independence supporters in April.

    Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoys for East Ukraine (251)


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