August 15, 2014
Ukrainian customs service cant arrange Russian humanitarian aid and let it pass through the border due to absence of documents from the Red Cross
This was reported by NSDC Information Centre spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko during a press briefing in Kyiv.
‘According to agreement of Russian and Ukrainian side the humanitarian convoy was pass through the checkpoint ‘Donetsk’ [Russia]. But Ukrainian representatives didn’t get any documents from the Red Cross. The clearance of the load will start as soon as officers get necessary documents. Then it will be delivered to its destination by the Red Cross’, – Lysenko said.
Earlier this morning it was reported that the ATO forces took under control the road along which Russia could illegally bring its humanitarian aid to Ukrainian territory.
This morning the ATO press service has reported that Ukraine has began to check Russian humanitarian aid. 59 Ukrainian representatives were involved.
It should be noted that due to foreign journalists – in particular Financial Times correspondent Courtney Weaver – most of trucks bearing humanitarian aid turned out to be half-empty. According to people who accompany the load it was done deliberately in order to put the load into another truck if some of them break. The sincerity of those people is being under question.
Source: National Security and Defense Council