Over 1,000 tonnes of Russian humanitarian aid being unloaded in Donetsk, Lugansk

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has delivered humanitarian aid to Donbass, a source in the ministry press service has told Interfax.

"Humanitarian convoys of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry have arrived in Donetsk and Lugansk, and the unloading of trucks is starting at warehouses," the source said.

In all, more than one hundred trucks brought over 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian cargo - food and medicines, including insulin, immunosuppressants and disinfectants - to Donbass on Thursday. The foods include macaroni, various types of cereals, flour and tea.

This is the 31st convoy since August of last year. Throughout this period, the Emergency Situations Ministry has transported over 38,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Donbas.

Alexander Drobot, head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) reconstructions management center, told Interfax that the convoy had delivered to Lugansk over 425 tonnes of cargo, including 15 tonnes of medicines, and food for socially disadvantaged citizens, whose number in the republic stands at about 40,000.

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