On Thursday, August 24, the Russian Emergencies Ministry has sent 56 trucks with “humanitarian aid”, which is yet another, 68th “humanitarian convoy" from Russia to occupied Donbas territories.
“56 trucks came; these are the cars of so-called “humanitarian convoy”. Allegedly it’s mostly carrying food, but we can’t affirm that, because our inter-service group has only surveyed the convoy visually, without implementing the inspection. The characteristic feature – the trucks were about half-full,” Oleh Slobodiab, Advisor to the Head of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service told 112.UA
As the press center of the State Border Guard Service informed, from 6:30 to 7:55 am, 2 columns of the “humanitarian convoy” went through Russian checkpoints Matveev Kurgan and Donetsk. The cargo allegedly contains food packages for children, medicine, medical equipment, and educational books for the new academic year.
However, the cargo was in sealed packages, the Ukrainian group couldn’t get the information on its content. The trucks are to go through Izvaryne and Uspenka checkpoints.
As we reported earlier, Russian Emergencies Ministry announced sending the convoy yesterday.
Russia has been sending this "aid" since August 2014. 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.