Russia has sent over 64,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbass since August 2014.


Humanitarian convoy


“At 04:00 Moscow time [01:00 GMT], more than 40 vehicles carrying humanitarian aid left the Donskoy rescue center of the emergencies ministry… en route to the Russian-Ukrainian border. They are carrying more than 400 tons [441 US tons] of humanitarian cargo,” a ministerial spokesperson told RIA Novosti.


The humanitarian aid comprises mostly food and medicines.


Ukraine’s southeast has been severely affected by Kiev’s special military operation, launched in the southeastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions in April 2014. The operation was a response to local residents’ refusal to recognize the new coup-installed government in the country.