"This morning, about 60 trucks set off from Noginsk in the direction of Rostov region. According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, they are carrying glass, roofing materials, and food, including sugar and canned food," said Deputy Head of Media Relations of the National Center for Crisis Management of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry Oleg Voronov.

"In a few days the trucks with the cargo will be sent to Rostov region, where an entire column for the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the people of the Donbas is to be formed," he added.

As reported earlier, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department Victoria Nuland said that the Russian humanitarian aid consisted of fuel tanks and uniforms for soldiers.

Russia has already sent seven convoys into Ukraine without the permission of the Ukrainian authorities, and without permitting them to fully inspect the contents of the trucks. 

Ukraine says the trucks are being used by Russia to resupply militants waging an insurgency in the east of the country.