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Russian humanitarian aid reaches Ukraine's self-proclaimed republics
A truck convoy of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has delivered another batch of humanitarian aid for the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics.
Trucks with medicines and building materials, badly needed for the restoration of the war-torn regions, are being unloaded in the administrative centre of Donetsk.
More than 50 trucks with more than 500 tons of humanitarian aid have also safely reached the city of Lugansk, deputy head of the emergencies ministry's National Crisis Management Centre Oleg Voronov told TASS.
Warehouses for fuel, building materials and food had been prepared in advance in Lugansk and Donetsk.
On October 31, emergencies ministry drivers delivered in Donbass (the Donetsk and Lugansk regions) about 1,000 tons of relief aid, shared equally between the embattled regions.
This is a fifth Russian humanitarian convoy for Ukraine's southeast. The first three brought to Donetsk and Lugansk a total of 6,000 tonnes of foods, including cereals and canned foods, and also medical supplies, electricity generators, warm clothing, and bottled drinking water.
As the cargoes were selected, the needs of socially important facilities, such as hospitals, schools and child-care centres, as well as power generating facilities' demand for fuel were taken into account above all.
[Source: Itar Tass, Donetsk, 02Nov14]
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