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Russia sent its 69th "humanitarian convoy" to occupied Donbas
10:20, 28 September 2017
Russia sent its 69th "humanitarian convoy" to occupied Donbas

The column carries more than 400 tons of "humanitarian cargo"

10:20, 28 September 2017

Emergency Service of Russia

Russia sent another so-called "humanitarian convoy" to the territory occupied by the pro-Russian militants in Donbas. This was reported on Thursday in the press service of the Emergency Service of of Russian Federation.

The department claims that the convoy transports more than 400 tons of "humanitarian cargo", including children's food kits and medicines.

On the border with Ukraine the column will be divided; one column of trucks will go to Luhansk region, another - to Donetsk region.

Related: Russia sends the humanitarian convoy to Donbas contrary to law

As it was reported earlier Ukraine’s MFA protested against Russian “humanitarian convoy” coming to Ukraine illegally. It is emphasized that the Ukrainian side didn’t give permission for “humanitarian convoy” to enter the country. On Thursday, July 27, cargo trucks from Russia illegally crossed the Ukrainian border, under the pretext of delivering so-called “humanitarian aid”.

It is emphasized that the Ukrainian side didn’t give permission for “humanitarian convoy” to enter the country, and as the circumstance of the border crossing didn’t correspond to the legal procedure, Ukrainian border and custom control couldn’t register the cargo.

The 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. 

Related: Russia sends another “humanitarian convoy” to Donbas

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