Volunteers that brought humanitarian aid to Avdiivka at night were attacked by the Russia-backed militants. The Head of Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration Constantine Bryl stated this, the TV channel 112 Ukraine reported.
"Our convoy arrived in Avdiivka at a very late hour, and the unloading of the medicines and personal care products and fuel started on the road. When they came to Avdiivka they were accompanied by the employees of the SBU in Zaporizhzhya region. The shelling started when volunteers were unloading the car near the school in Avdiivka. Our employees were forced to evacuate. The whole night was spent in the school basement. In the morning they again tried to unload the car, it was damaged. The car has been repaired as of today. The SBU car has also been damaged by the shelling. To date, the cargo is unloaded safely", said Bryl.
According to Bryl, Donetsk Regional State Administration has helped volunteers – they gave an accompanying car. "They have already gone from Donetsk Region. Today we will meet them in Kyiv", he added.