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.
Russia to send another humanitarian convoy to Donetsk, Luhansk on Jan 8 http://t.co/XE3hHxSYvu— Donetsk Daily (@DonetskDaily) 3 января 2015
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.
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.