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    The leaders of Belarus and Kazakhstan, which share a customs-free zone with Russia, have supported Moscow’s steps to provide humanitarian aid to the residents of the crisis-torn eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement.

    MOSCOW, August 15 (RIA Novosti) - The leaders of Belarus and Kazakhstan, which share a customs-free zone with Russia, have supported Moscow’s steps to provide humanitarian aid to the residents of the crisis-torn eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement.

    Presidents Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev held a phone conversation on Friday, and supported “the steps to provide aid to the civilian population in the conflict zone [of Ukraine]” taken by Russia, other countries and international organizations.

    Earlier this week, Russia sent to Ukraine 280 trucks carrying about 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid, including 400 tons of grain, 100 tons of sugar, 62 tons of infant food, 54 tons of medical supplies and medication, 12,000 sleeping bags and 69 mobile electrical generators.

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