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Third convoy carrying Russian humanitarian aid crosses Ukrainian border

September 20, 2014, 5:22 UTC+3

The 200 trucks are carrying foods, including cereals and canned products

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, September 20. /ITAR-TASS/. A third convoy carrying Russian relief aid supplies has crossed the Ukrainian border and is moving to its destination in the south-east of Ukraine.

The 200 trucks are carrying foods, including cereals and canned products, power generators, medical supplies, warm clothes and bottled drinking water - 2,000 tonnes all in all.

Before the convoy’s departure Ukrainian customs officials and International Red Cross representatives were repeatedly invited to inspect the cargo. Both refused without offering any reasons.

It is a third batch of Russian humanitarian aid being delivered to the southeast of Ukraine by truck The first two convoys delivered a total of four thousand tonnes humanitarian supplies to Lugansk.

Russia’s Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladimir Stepanov said on September 17 this work must go on.

“The humanitarian aid raising effort is continuing across Russia. Teams of volunteers are being formed. The emphasis is on preparations for the winter season,” he said.

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