The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry is organizing a fourth convoy of humanitarian aid for residents of south-eastern Ukraine, Deputy Minister Vladimir Stepanov told the Federation Council's public committee for providing humanitarian aid.
"We are now putting together a fourth humanitarian convoy and working together with the Foreign Ministry. The humanitarian aid is being put together, and the Foreign Ministry is to decide when and how it will be sent," Stepanov said.
The previous humanitarian convoy aid for residents of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions arrived in Donbas on September 20, he recalled. "This is over 2,000 tonnes of aid, mainly foodstuffs and essentials. In addition, we sent there over 600 power generators," Stepanov said.
Now the Emergency Situations Ministry is focusing on the forthcoming winter, so the next aid will be formed accordingly, he said. "We have already conducted an expert appraisal of the readiness for winter along with representatives from the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics and gave them our recommendations. We are now continuing this work. We will be forming the humanitarian cargo with the forthcoming winter in mind," Stepanov said.
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