The 69th humanitarian aid convoy of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) arrived in Lugansk on Thursday; unloading is underway.
“The 69th Russian humanitarian aid convoy comprised of 15 trucks arrived today; ten trucks delivered 135 tons of food packages and another five delivered medical equipment and medications,” LPR Emergencies Ministry Crisis Control Centre Director Yevgeniy Katsavalov said.
Food will be largely distributed among families with babies and toddlers and medical equipment and medications will be supplied to LPR medical centres,” Katsavalov said.
“The EMERCOM trucks have reached the points of destination; unloading is underway at Donetsk and Lugansk warehouses,” EMERCOM convoy leader Sergey Korshunov said.
“After the unloading, the trucks will head for the Don Rescue Centre through the Donetsk and Mamayev Kurgan checkpoints, he said.
On 24 August, 23 EMERCOM trucks delivered to the Republic 444,500 tons of cargoes, including baby formula, medications, medical equipment and textbooks.
The first Russian humanitarian aid convoy arrived in LPR on 22 August 2014. Russia has delivered more than 70,000 tons of relief supplies to LPR and DPR residents since.