Militants do not let in 24 cars of UN humanitarian convoy to ATO area

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident reported to the OSCE SMM and ATO headquarters in the occupied territories
08:57, 27 January 2017

112 Agency

Pro-Russian militants did not let into the occupied territories of Donbas 24 cars with humanitarian convoy from the United Nations today, they only allowed one to enter. This was reported on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel by the Assistant of the State Border Guard Service Head Oksana Ivanets.

"Today, the border guards at Novotroitske checkpoint registered humanitarian convoy from the UN during the first half of the day. This humanitarian aid cargo was headed to the uncontrolled territories; it contained building materials and medicines. 25 cars were registered in total and at 17:00, after the checkpoint was closed, the border guards received information that only one car was let into the uncontrolled territory, another 23 had to return to the controlled area without having been given any explanation. Another car stayed in the "gray area" because of a malfunction. All the other 23 cars came through Novotroitske checkpoint and now they are on the territory of the logistics center, "she said.

Related: Militants shell ATO positions 55 times, one soldier injured

The incident was reported to the OSCE SMM and ATO headquarters by the border guards, according to Oksana Ivanets. Tomorrow the cars will return to the controlled territory, they do not plan to go to DPR/LPR territories.

This is the first time the militants did not let humanitarian aid from abroad, according to the border guards.

Earlier it was reported that two soldiers were killed in ATO area, 63 attacks were reported. Russian-occupation forces used BM-21 Grad in Luhansk.

Related: Militants shell ATO positions 51 times over the day, two soldiers injured

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