About 5,000 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered by Russia to Ukraine, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, Director of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said at a briefing on March 24, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Department of Information and Mass Communications reported.
“The Russian Federation, guided exclusively by the principles of international humanitarian law, continues large-scale measures to provide comprehensive assistance to the population in the Ukrainian areas under its control and the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics,” said Mizintsev.
According to him, the federal authorities together with the entities of Russia, as well as various public organizations and patriotic movements continue to collect humanitarian aid. More than 22,000 tons of food, medicines and other essentials have already been prepared at the respective collection points.
“Since March 2, the Russian Federation has already delivered 4,933 tons of humanitarian cargoes to Ukraine, 597 humanitarian actions have been held, including 36 in the past 24 hours in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Kherson and Nikolayev regions,” the colonel-general said.
A total of 379 tons of food, clothing, medicine and hygiene products were distributed to civilians.
Today, 20 humanitarian actions are reportedly being carried out – in the Kiev, Sumy, Chernigov and Kherson regions. About 110 tonnes of food, medicines and basic necessities were planned to be handed over to civilians.
Refugees also continue to arrive in Russia. Individual work is being done with those arriving and assistance is being provided to address a variety of issues, said Mizintsev. There are more than 9,500 temporary accommodation sites in Russia at the moment, where medical care and hot meals are organized.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency