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Russia sends 97th "humanitarian convoy" to Donbas with 141 tons of cargo

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Border Guards could not check the contents
08:05, 31 July 2020

Emergency Service of Russia

Another so-called humanitarian convoy arrived in Donbas from the Russian Federation. The vans carried 141 tons of medications and medical property. Korrespondent.net reported this, quoting the media controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists.

65 tons of cargo was unloaded in Donetsk, and another 76 - in Luhansk.

The media controlled by the militants claim that medications included drugs for treatment of oncological diseases, vaccines for scheduled inoculations, and materials for hemodialysis.

Ukrainian Border Guards could not check the contents.

Related: Ukraine’s MFA condemns arrival of Russian “humanitarian convoy” in Donbas

In turn, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine sent their Russian counterparts a protest note due to the fact of sending the "humanitarian convoy" to the occupied Donbas.

"Russian cargo was once again moved onto the territory of our state, with the breach of norms and principles of international law, acting bilateral agreements, Ukraine's legal framework (...)", Ukrainian diplomats said.

The Ministry states that sending legal humanitarian cargo foresees an escort by representatives of International Committee of the Red Cross, and obligatory processing by Ukraine's Border Guards and Customs Service workers.

Related: Ukraine’s MFA addresses protest note to Moscow regarding 96th Russian humanitarian convoy

 

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