MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The emergencies minister clarified that the date was being coordinated with the Ukrainian authorities and international organizations.
"The forming of the convoy has begun presently <…> The date of dispatch has not been specified yet," Puchkov told reporters.
"The infrastructure is improving, the work of economy structures is being restored. This is a very difficult mission," Puchkov added.
Ukraine's southeast has been severely affected by Kiev’s special military operation, launched in April 2014. The operation was a response to local residents' refusal to recognize the new coup-installed government in the country.
Overall, Russia has sent more than 59,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbas since August 2014.