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    Russian Emergencies Ministry Forms 29th Aid Convoy for Eastern Ukraine

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    The Russian Emergencies Ministry is preparing another humanitarian aid convoy for Ukraine's crisis-torn Donbas to help local residents survive through a humanitarian crisis, the ministry's press-service said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Earlier in the day, humanitarian aid trucks left the city of Noginsk in the Moscow Region for the Rostov Region in the south of Russia, from which the humanitarian aid cargo will be sent to eastern Ukraine.

    "Another humanitarian aid convoy will be formed in the Rostov region, in the Donskoy rescue center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, where the trucks from Noginsk will join the vehicles from other regions of Russia," the press-release read.

    The cargo will include foodstuffs, medicine and daily necessities, according to the ministry.

    Donbas is suffering from a humanitarian crisis amid a year-long armed conflict between the Kiev forces and local independence supporters.

    Since November 2014, eastern Ukraine has also been under an economic blockade imposed by Kiev. The restrictions presupposed the withdrawal of all state-funded health, educational and social support from Donbas.

    The latest aid delivery will be the 29th in a series of convoys sent by Russia to provide humanitarian relief to the self-proclaimed republics of Luhansk and Donetsk.

    Overall, Russia has delivered over 36,000 metric tons of aid to the people of Donbas since mid-August.

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