OREANDA-NEWS About 20 tons of humanitarian aid were sent from the Sochi Red Cross office to the SVO zone since the beginning of the special military operation, Irina Krasovskaya, the head of the department, told RIA Novosti.

According to her, the cargo is sent regularly. Entrepreneurs and citizens take part in the assistance, most often they send clothes, children's supplies, this time they added the necessary equipment for the fighters.
"With the active participation of the residents of the city, we have collected and are taking humanitarian aid to the SVO zone on the territory of the LPR (2 hospitals and 4 companies of stormtroopers). The humanitarian cargo includes binoculars, walkie-talkies, tactical stretchers, medicines, sheets, disposable tableware, tea, coffee, sweets and much more. In total, since the beginning of the special operation, we have collected 20 tons of humanitarian aid," Krasovskaya said.

She noted that for the first time, Red Cross employees will personally take part in the transportation of the cargo collected at the moment together with the director of JSC Agricultural Firm Pobeda Tatiana Zeiter, senior paramedic of the Sochi Ambulance station Valentina Krotko. Employees will go to the zone of a special military operation, because they want to study the living conditions of military personnel and understand what kind of assistance is needed first of all, Krasovskaya concluded.