Russia delivers 53 tons of humanitarian aid to Lugansk - LPR Ministry


A Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) convoy has delivered more than 53 tons of humanitarian aid to Lugansk, the Lugansk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry press service reported.

“On Thursday, March 10, an EMERCOM convoy delivered humanitarian aid for Donbass residents to Lugansk,” the report said. “Six trucks have brought more than 53 tons of essentials and food. Russian rescuers have also provided foam generators to their LPR colleagues.”

“The relief supplies were delivered in full conformity with the requirements and norms of international law; no contingencies occurred in transit,” the LPR Emergencies Ministry said.

After the unloading, the convoy will pass the necessary customs procedures and head for the Don Rescue Centre.

Earlier, the all-Russian political party United Russia delivered humanitarian aid for the Donbass Republics.

On March 6, a humanitarian aid convoy consisting of 15 EMERCOM trucks and two vehicles from the Republic of Bashkortostan delivered to Lugansk more than 130 tons of supplies for residents of liberated areas of the Lugansk region. On March 8, Russia delivered to Lugansk more than 110 tons of humanitarian aid for residents of liberated areas.

The first Russian humanitarian aid convoy arrived in the Lugansk People’s Republic on August 22, 2014. Russia has delivered to the Donbass Republics more than 100,000 tons of relief supplies since, including some 49,000 tons to the LPR.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords. *i*s

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