Russia sent in Donbass 66th convoy with humanitarian aid

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty in fotoracconti of EMERCOM of Russia with humanitarian aid for residents of Donbass in Donetsk. Archival photoRussia sent in Donbass 66th convoy with humanitarian aid© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty the image Bank

EMERCOM of Russia sent Thursday morning in the Donbass 66th car convoy with humanitarian aid, said the press service of the Ministry.

«At 04.00 from the don rescue emergency center in the village of Kovalevka in the Rostov region in the direction of the Russian-Ukrainian border left column of the emergencies Ministry, which carries more than 500 tons of humanitarian aid», — said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, the bulk of the goods make baby food packages and medicines.

On the road the convoy will split into two, one of them will proceed to the checkpoint «Donetsk», the second «Matveyev Kurgan», where all cars will be inspected by Russian and Ukrainian customs officers. And only after that they cross the border and will move to Donetsk and Lugansk.

Humanitarian aid to residents of Donbass is August 2014. During this period of EMERCOM of Russia successfully delivered in the territory of the South-East of Ukraine more than 68 thousand tons of humanitarian cargo.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people.