Interfax: Yet another humanitarian aid convoy to be sent to Donbas on March 24 – Puchkov

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MOSCOW. March 16 (Interfax) – Yet another humanitarian aid convoy for Donbas residents is due to be sent on March 24, said Vladimir Puchkov, Russia’s Emergency Situations Minister.

“We are now readying yet another humanitarian convoy. We are completing all necessary preparatory procedures, coordinating with the International Committee of the Red Cross, committees from Kyiv, a convoy is planned for March 24,” Puchkov told reporters on Wednesday.

The aid includes foodstuffs, essential items, everything that is needed for energy, communications and other infrastructure, he said.

The current humanitarian convoy will be the 50th, the previous one was sent on February 18. In total, some 60,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid have been delivered to Donetsk and Luhansk since August 2014.