Militants holding off international humanitarian aid to Donbas residents

Source : 112 Ukraine

There are 16 tons of most important goods remaining at the contact line, MP Iryna Herashchenko claimed
11:01, 21 October 2015

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Militants hold off 16 tons of international humanitarian assistance to the occupied territories of Donbas, the Presidential Envoy for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Donbas, people's deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc Iryna Herashchenko stated on the air of 12 Ukraine.

"For the moment, at the contact line there are 16 tons of food, essential goods, building materials from the international humanitarian organizations. This aid is in great need of people who are under occupation, but militants simply keep it out. And it has been going on for several weeks. And you know, international humanitarian organizations are shocked by this, because, actually, a few more days will pass and they will be forced to move, to transfer this cargo to other countries, possibly to African,” Herashchenko told.

As it was reported before, militants did not let 8 trucks with humanitarian assistance from the International Committee of the Red Cross to the occupied territories of East Ukraine on September 25.

Meanwhile, Russian Federation sent its fortieth so-called humanitarian convoy to Donbass. Trucks from Russia crossing the borders of the self-proclaimed republics without hindrance from the militants' side. Representatives of the Ukrainian government and the security services have repeatedly stated that Russia under the guise of "humanitarian convoy" gives oil and lubricants, new equipment, arms, and ammunition to its troops and militants and takes out bodies of deceased combatants.

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