3 Mar 2022 09:02

Over 30 tonnes of humanitarian cargo delivered to Kharkiv region from Russia - Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. March 3 (Interfax) - Russian troops have brought 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid to people in Ukraine from the Belgorod region, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"Over 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid have been delivered to the city of Volchansk and the urban populated locality of Kazachya Lopan from the neighboring Belgorod region at the request of the local population," the ministry said.

The cargo consists of cereals, canned meat and fish, confectionary and bakery products, candies, sweets and bottled water, it said.

"Russian troops ensured the security of the humanitarian convoy. The entire humanitarian cargo was handed out to residents of border settlements - women, children and senior citizens," the ministry said.

The cargo was delivered to "Ukrainian populated localities in the Kharkiv region, which are close to the Russian-Ukrainian border," it said.