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    Russia's 11th humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine has left a rescue center near Moscow early Sunday morning and is heading towards the border between Russia and Ukraine.

    MOSCOW, January 4 (Sputnik) – Russia's 11th humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine's southeastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk left a rescue center near Moscow on Sunday morning and is heading to the Russian border region of Rostov, the country's Emergencies Ministry said.

    The convoy of more than 60 trucks with humanitarian aid left the Noginsky Rescue Center at 6:00 a.m. local time (03:00 GMT). The rescuers of the center in Nogino have repeatedly delivered humanitarian cargo to Ukraine's southeast.

    "The 11th convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Donbas [Ukraine's southeast] will be formed of these trucks as well as of the trucks going to Rostov Region from other areas [of Russia]," the ministry said.

    Earlier on Saturday, the head of the Russian National Crisis Management Center Viktor Yatsutsenko said that the convoy will include 120 vehicles and is set to deliver more than 1,400 tonnes of aid.

    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.

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