76th humanitarian convoy from Russia reaches occupied Donbas

18:30, 8 May 2018

Russia sent its 76th so-called ‘humanitarian convoy’ to the militant-held eastern Ukraine. Emergency Ministry of the Russian Federation reported that on Tuesday. “There are over 40 vehicles carrying more than 400 tons of humanitarian cargo, including children food kits, study materials and medical equipment,” the message says.

Russian authorities have been sending these convoys to Ukraine since August 2014. The 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. Kyiv insists there are weapons and ammunition in the trucks, and they reach Kremlin-backed militants that keep on attacking Ukrainian positions.