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Russia sends 52nd humanitarian convoy to occupied Donbas
10:17, 26 May 2016
Russia sends 52nd humanitarian convoy to occupied Donbas

The convoy will be sent to occupied Luhansk and Donetsk through separatist-held territories of east Ukraine

10:17, 26 May 2016

gazprom.ru

The Russian Federation has sent its 52nd humanitarian convoy to temporary occupied territories of east Ukraine, press service of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry reports.

The convoy consists of over a hundred trucks carrying over 1200 tons of cargo. The convoy will divide in two parts and cross Ukraine’s border through separatist-held check-points in Donetsk and Matviiv Kurgan, from where it’ll further head to Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Russia assures, the convoy carries food products, medication, firefighting equipment and literature.

However, Ukraine’s authorities and special services reiterate that Russian humanitarian convoys are a way to supply militants in east Ukraine with new military equipment.

According to Deputy Head of the State Border Service of Ukraine, Oleg Slobodyan, the convoys has once again arrived half-full.

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Related: Switzerland sends aid to Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas

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