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Russian customs officers and border guards are inspecting trucks in the presence of Ukrainian colleagues. Two representatives of the OSCE Mission are observing the procedure.
Totally, the convoy delivered 1,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk earlier - foodstuffs and construction materials. The convoy divided into two groups: the first group delivered aid to Donetsk and the second group went to Luhansk.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s truck convoy departed from Noginsk near Moscow on October 28.
As for OSCE monitors and Ukrainian border guards, they could have examined trucks with Russian relief cargo bound for Donetsk and Luhansk regions but showed no interest in doing that, the Russian Foreign Ministry said later on Friday.
“The Russian side informed the Ukrainian authorities, the general secretary and the OSCE chairperson-in-office in advance of its intention to send another shipment of relief aid to the war-stricken areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and suggested that the cargo be inspected at the Gukovo and Donetsk border crossings in the Rostov region,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, noting the OSCE monitors and the Ukrainian border guards who were supposed to inspect the cargo showed no interest in doing that for some unknown reasons.
This is the fourth Russian humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine. The previous three convoys have delivered to Donetsk and Lugansk 6,000 tons of cargoes — food products, including cereals and canned food, as well as medicines, electricity generators, warm clothes and bottled drinking water.