In August, Russia sent a humanitarian convoy under the auspices of the Red Cross to crisis-hit eastern Ukraine. The convoy that consisted of 227 trucks carrying about 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid arrived at the Russian-Ukrainian border on August 14 but entered Ukraine a week later, as Kiev had been postponing its final approval for the trucks to go ahead and intoducing numerous requirements. On August 23 several dozens of trucks finally reached Luhansk and then immediately returned to Russia.
The embattled Donbass region has been struggling with humanitarian troubles since the coup-imposed government in Kiev launched a military operation against locals who opted for independence in April 2014.
Russia will send a special "New Year" humanitarian aid convoy to Donbass on December 22, Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Artamonov said Friday.
Russia has again delivered some 400 tons of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukrainian regions, ministry’s press service said Thursday.
The Russian aid to war-torn Donbass is aimed at averting a humanitarian catastrophe in the region.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry has sent its 55th humanitarian aid convoy for residents of Ukraine’s southeast.
Russia started preparations of the 55th humanitarian aid convoy for residents of Ukraine’s southeast - over 600 tonnes of food, medicine and school textbooks.
Russia’s 53rd humanitarian aid convoy for residents of Ukraine’s crisis-hit southeast (Donbass) has departed for the Lugansk region, the Russian Emergencies Ministry informs.
Members of the Ukrainian military police have completed a training course designed by the Canadian Military Police Group, but continue to face significant operational challenges, the Canadian Armed Forces said in a press release.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry has begun forming its 51st humanitarian aid convoy to the war-torn eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, Minister Vladimir Puchkov said Saturday.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry announced that Russia’s 50th humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine’s southeast has set off for the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry has started to form the 50th humanitarian aid convoy, which is expected to leave for Ukraine’s crisis-hit southeastern Donbass region on March 24, the ministry's press service said Monday.
The 46th humanitarian aid convoy that the Russian Emergencies Ministry has prepared for residents of Ukraine’s crisis-hit southeastern regions (Donbass) has departed for Donetsk and Lugansk, a ministry representative told journalists.
A humanitarian aid convoy of the Russian Emergencies Ministry started off for Ukraine’s crisis-hit southeast (Donbass) early on Thursday, a ministry spokesperson told RIA Novosti.
Russia’s 43rd humanitarian aid convoy has set off for the eastern Ukrainian Donbass region, the Emergencies Ministry said Thursday.
EMERCOM is sending its 42nd humanitarian aid convoy to residents of Ukraine’s crisis-hit southeast.
Russia’s 41st humanitarian aid convoy for residents of Ukraine’s crisis-hit southeast (Donbass) has departed for Ukraine, a spokesperson of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said early on Thursday.
Russia’s 38th humanitarian aid convoy for Donbass will deliver over 1,200 metric tons of aid including food, such as flour, tea and grains, as well as school and university textbooks for students.
Russia’s 37th humanitarian aid convoy for residents of Ukraine’s Donbass is heading for the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The 37th humanitarian aid convoy for Donbass will deliver more than 500 tons of food and also textbooks for children.
The 36th humanitarian aid convoy that Russia has assembled for residents of Ukraine’s southeast (Donbass) has departed for the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, severely affected by fighting between Kiev forces and local independence supporters.