A Russian Emergency Situations Ministry convoy carrying humanitarian aid for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine has departed for the Rostov region, the ministry press service said.
The convoy left the Noginsk rescue center outside Moscow at 6:00 a.m. Sunday. It includes more than 60 vehicles carrying humanitarian cargo. Drivers from this center have delivered aid to Donbas several times.
"The 11th convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Donbas will be put together of these automobiles as well as vehicles from other regions heading for the Rostov region," the ministry said.
Viktor Yatsutsenko, the chief of the Emergency Situations Ministry's national center of crisis situations management, said earlier that the convoy would consist of more than 120 vehicles, which would carry over 1,400 tonnes of humanitarian aid chiefly including food products.
The convoy is expected to arrive in Donbas on January 8.
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