The 41st Russian ‘humanitarian convoy’ to the occupied areas of Donbas has already left Noginsk to the Rostov region. And in Noginsk they are preparing the next convoy, announced the press service of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM of Russia), Joinfo.ua reports.
“Today at 06:00 of Moscow time more than 80 trucks departed to the Rostov region from Noginsk rescue center of EMERCOM of Russia, which will join to another motorcade carrying humanitarian aid for the inhabitants of Donetsk and Lugansk regions,” – said the representative of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. As they said, the trucks carry about 1 thousand tons of ‘humanitarian goods’.
“It is planned that the 41st convoy of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will deliver more than 1.1 thousand tons of humanitarian aid, such as food, including cereals, salt, tea, canned food and daily necessities, office supplies , drugs and fire-fighting equipment, “- the ministry stated.
Ukraine authorities repeatedly stated that these convoys get to the territory of Ukraine illegally. Ukrainian border and custom service was not able to inspect the vehicles, neither were representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross. ‘Humanitarian convoys’ were inspected only by Russian customs.
Given this and the fact that, traditionally, after the arrival of the Russian ‘humanitarian aid’ the militants increase attacks on positions of ATO forces, the content of the EMERCOM of Russia trucks seems to be far from humanitarian.
It should be recalled that earlier the LPR representatives did not allow the OSCE observers to the area of Ukrainian-Russian border in the territory under their control to verify the withdrawal of the weaponry of caliber under 100 mm. The observers were stopped by the armed militant with the demand from them to leave the area. According to him, if the OSCE mission continues to break the LPR rules of access to the border, the observers might be detained.