OSCE: Russian humanitarian convoy includes 18 fuel tankers

12:49, 01 December 2014
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The latest Russian humanitarian aid convoy sent into Ukraine on November 30, included 18 fuel trucks and four accompanying vehicles in addition to regular cargo trucks, Ukrainian newspaper Zerkalo Nedeli reported on Monday, with reference to OSCE representatives.


"On November 30, as of 0942, a group of observers witnessed the arrival of a Russian convoy at a border crossing point Donetsk. The convoy consisted of 21 trucks, 18 fuel tankers and four escort vehicles," the report reads.

The OSCE in its report did not comment on the purpose of sending 18 fuel tankers to Donbas in what is claimed by Russian to be a humanitarian aid convoy, and did not provide information about the contents of the trucks.

It said that Ukrainian officials had been present at the checkpoint and were briefly allowed to inspect the cargo.

According to the OSCE representatives, as of 2116, on Sunday, the last truck of the Russian humanitarian column had returned to the territory of the Russian Federation. The OSCE said Ukrainian officials were not able to inspect the returning trucks, but had photographed it from a distance.

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