“17 vehicles with 320 tons of cargo with food and hygiene packages sent by the International Committee of the Red Cross got past the Novotroitske checkpoint,” the message says.
As 112.internaional reported earlier, the International Committee of the Red sent 190 tons of humanitarian assistance to the temporary annexed Donetsk region in September 2017.
On February 22, Russia sent another so-called "humanitarian convoy" to the Donbas territory occupied by the pro-Russian militants. The trunks carry more than 430 tons of cargo, among which "mainly children's food sets and medical equipment," claimes Emergency Ministry of Russia.
Russian authorities have been sending the so-called humanitarian convoys to Ukraine since August 2014. The Russian side claims the trucks carry food, water, medicines, books, agrarian instruments and other necessities. Ukrainian border guards cannot check the contents of trucks, and Russia refused to send their humanitarian aid through the controlled checkpoints on the border, as requested by Ukraine. Ukraine insists there are weapons and ammunition aboard the trucks, so they reach Kremlin-backed militants that keep on attacking Ukrainian positions.