Another Russian "humanitarian" convoy arrives in occupied Donbas

16:59, 28 September 2017
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A truck convoy of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has brought allegedly "humanitarian" aid for children and medicines in Donbas, according to the ministry.

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"The 69th humanitarian convoy of the Emergency Situations Ministry has reached its destination. Humanitarian aid is being unloaded at drop-off stations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions," a spokesman for the ministry said on Thursday, September 28.

The ministry's trucks have brought over 400 tonnes of "humanitarian" aid, namely baby food sets, medicines, and medical products.

The ministry claims that the entire cargo will be distributed among socially significant facilities and residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Read alsoOSCE: 66th Russian convoy cross into Ukraine, return through Donetsk border crossing pointRussia has been sending "humanitarian" aid to Donbas since August 2014. More than 70,000 tonnes of such aid have already been supplied.

The recent convoy moved through the Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints, both based in Russia.

Ukrainian customs officers and border guards are not allowed to examine "humanitarian" trucks. Moreover, the Ukrainian officials claim that they have proof that the "humanitarian" cargo included, among other things, weapons, ammunition and anti-tank grenades.

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has repeatedly called on Russia to stop the violation of Ukraine's sovereignty by supplying the so-called humanitarian assistance.

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