DPR militants attack humanitarian convoy of Red Cross mission, says SBU

15:02, 25 June 2015
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Fighters of the Donetsk People’s Republic militant organization on Thursday morning fired grenade launchers and small arms on a Red Cross convoy traveling near the village of Berezove in the Volnovakha district of Donetsk region, according to a report on the Web site of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).


A total of 14 trucks and cars of the mission were returning from Donetsk after delivering humanitarian assistance to the civilian population in militant-occupied territories. There are no casualties among the representatives of the Red Cross, and the vehicles were not damaged, the SBU said.

The representatives of the Red Cross said that the shelling of the convoy was conducted by DPR militants.

All members of the humanitarian mission are now safe. The SBU is now gathering information on the incident with the Red Cross convoy.

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