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Ukrainian Border Service: No weapons on Russian humanitarian convoys

epaselect epa04352760 A Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for residents in rebel eastern Ukrainian regions moves along a road about 50 km from Voronezh, Russia, 14 August 2014. The convoy continues to advance through Russian territory after a one-day stop in Voronezh in full coordination with and under the aegis of the Red Cross, according to Russian authorities. Ukraine conceded on 13 August that the Russian aid convoy could pass its border in a rebel-held zone near the embattled city of Luhansk. The aid can go through a border post close to Luhansk, if it is scanned by Ukrainian customs and representatives of the Organization of Security and Co-operation (OSCE), a spokesman said.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
A Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for residents in rebel eastern Ukrainian regions moves along a road about 30 miles from Voronezh, Russia, Aug. 14, 2014. (Yuri Kochetko—EPA)

Ukrainian border guards have never seen any weapons and ammunition in Russian humanitarian convoys, Viktor Nazarenko, head of the Ukrainian State Border Service, said.

No weapons and military equipment were found in Russian convoys carrying humanitarian aid for Donbass, Viktor Nazarenko, head of the Ukrainian State Border Service, said.

“At the moment, Russia has sent 28 humanitarian convoys. Another convoy is being prepared now. They carry different supplies, particularly foods. Our border guards have never seen any weapons and ammunition in the trucks,” Nazarenko said.

He also commented on the claims made earlier by the Ukrainian military that Russian humanitarian convoys supply arms to Donbass independence supporters.

“I’m responsible only for my job and my personnel. I’m not responsible for the claims made by other people. The Border Service has never saw weapons in the convoys,” he said. […]

Read in full Russian Aid Convoys Supply No Weapons to Donbass – Ukrainian Border Service at Sputnik International

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