OREANDA-NEWS  Russian convoys with humanitarian aid arrived in Donetsk and Lugansk, the press service of the Russian emergencies Ministry.

"Both columns arrived at the unloading points," the source said.

The next, 83rd column of humanitarian aid was formed in the don rescue center of the Ministry of emergency situations of Russia located in the settlement of Kovalevka of the Rostov region. For residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions collected more than 400 tons of humanitarian goods — children's food packages, medicines and medical equipment.

The cars went to the state border at about 4.00 GMT. On the way the column was divided into two, one of them arrived at the checkpoint "Donetsk", the second — "Matveev Kurgan".

In addition, the international Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sent 15 trucks with humanitarian aid to Donbass, the state border service of Ukraine reported on Thursday.

"15 trucks with humanitarian aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross proceeded to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. In General, more than 239 tons of cargo have been issued," the report said.

International organizations regularly send humanitarian supplies to Donbass.

Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, the victims of the conflict were more than 10 thousand people. The issue of resolving the situation in the Donbas is being discussed, including during the meetings of the contact group in Minsk, which since September 2014 has already adopted three documents regulating steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, even after the ceasefire agreements between the parties to the conflict, skirmishes continue.