MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia is considered to be one of the world leaders in providing humanitarian relief.
According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the country has carried out about 400 humanitarian operations in various part of the world since 1993.
"Since the start of 2015 alone the Russian Emergencies Ministry has carried out 81 humanitarian operations, delivering over 90,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid cargo for civilians in need in 18 foreign nations," a ministry spokesman said.
"Since August 2014 until now the convoys of the Russian Emergencies Ministry delivered over 63 tonnes of life-saving humanitarian cargo to Donbass [Ukraine’s southeast], which helped prevent a humanitarian catastrophe," the ministry spokesman said.
Russia is also involved in providing laboratory equipment, medical equipment and supplies, as well as educational technology as part of humanitarian projects in Cuba, Tunisia, as well as other states.