The column of trucks will stop in Voronezh in Russia, and after that will proceed to Rostov region to meet other groups of trucks from other regions of Russia.

"The twelfth column of humanitarian aid will be fully formed in Rostov region, and it will deliver food, medicines and other essentials to the Donbas," the report reads.

The government’s Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters said earlier that Russia was “preparing an act of provocation” with its twelfth humanitarian convoy in order to create a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine.