2nd Russian aid convoy

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Date2014/09/13 00:00:00 - Present
DescriptionSecond 200+ truck convoy of humanitarian aid from Russia delivered to Lugansk

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Reported by RIA Novosti:

All 200 Russian trucks with humanitarian aid crossed the border and moved into Ukrainian territory on Saturday morning. Along the route of the convoy, the members of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic defense forces were ensuring safety of the Russian convoy. The trucks were also escorted by road police vehicles.

The first group of 70 trucks entered the town at 3:20 GMT. The trucks took 30 minutes to drive from the Russian checkpoint “Izvarino” to the unloading zone 65 kilometers (40 miles) away in Luhansk. Resident of the city took to the streets to welcome the arrival of the second Russian humanitarian aid convoy.

The convoy delivered about 2,000 tons of foods, medicine, water purification equipment, and power generators and other consignments to Luhansk, which had been living for several weeks on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. The eastern regions of Ukraine remain blocked by government troops limiting food supplies, while the infrastructure destroyed in shelling left the residents of Luhansk without electricity and drinking water. [1]

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